Without seeing the specific data that you are referring to and actually living in Foley for many years, I'd venture the following opinion.
The local police departments from Orange Beach to the interstate, are familiar with thefact that our population is heavy in vacationers and weekenders that come to relax and have a good time. They do an incredible job of keeping order amid the chaos of vacationers. I suspect that if you were to analyze who commits crime down here it would not be the locals. If our crime rate is higher it is also because of their watchful eyes and their diligence. It has been my experience that Foley for one is a very safe place to live, where an unusual number of people still don't lock their doors and you could walk from one end of the town to the other at midnight and not be disturbed. It is, of course, possible to be foolhardy and be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the same as anywhere else. We hope you come to live here, as long as you, too, plan on being a law abiding citizen.