Do you know which Tuscaloosa neighborhoods have the highest crime rates? This list may surprise you!

NeighborhoodScout has compiled stats from crime reports across all of Tuscaloosa's zip codes and ranked the neighborhoods from the safest to the least safe. Rounding out the top ten safest:

  1. Lake Nicol Rd / New Watermelon Rd
  2. Stokes
  3. Watermelon Rd / Rice Mine Rd NE
  4. Englewood / Taylorville
  5. Buttermilk Rd / Old Buttermilk Rd
  6. Rice Mine Rd NE / Northridge Rd
  7. Holt
  8. Crescent Ridge Rd E / Highpoint Dr
  9. University Blvd / Queen City Ave
  10. Cottondale

NeighborhoodScout also noted that Tuscaloosa has one of the highest crime rates in the nation relative to its size:

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Tuscaloosa has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Alabama, more than 82% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Tuscaloosa.

Importantly, when you compare Tuscaloosa to other communities of similar population, then Tuscaloosa crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Tuscaloosa does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

You can read more and see the complete ranking of Tuscaloosa's neighborhoods HERE.