"Of 289 cities with a population of more 100,000, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery ranked in the Top 100 for overall crime. Of those, all but Huntsville ranked in the Top 50. All Alabama cities with a population of more than 100,000 ranked the Top 77 for overall crime."
Huntsville has a surprisingly high crime rate. No doubt about it. And a lot of it is property crime- break ins. It's a little like the wild west down here. Speeding cars, etc. Lot of traffic fatalities.