In the News: Dothan Is One of Alabama’s Safest Cities

Dothan is one of Alabama’s safest cities

It’s no secret. Feeling safe is one of our basic needs. And now the secret is out! Dothan is one of Alabama’s safest cities according to SafeWise, an online safety and security resource.

About Dothan’s safety ranking

According to recent reports, SafeWise recently shared news that Dothan is one of Alabama’s safest cities based on their data. More specifically, Dothan is listed as the seventh-safest city, following Fairhope, another South Alabama city.

The report stated that, according to SafeWise, all of Alabama’s safest cities have a crime rate 51 percent lower than the rest of the state. What’s more, all of the safest cities reported less than 2.2 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. In fact, the majority reported less than 1.0.

First on Alabama’s safest cities list is Warrior, a Birmingham suburb with a population of 3,192. Kimberly in Jefferson County and Southside in Etowah County are number two and three on the list of safest Alabama cities.

Check out the top 20 safest cities in Alabama and learn more about the state’s safety report.

More about Dothan

Dothan is the county seat of Houston County. It’s Alabama’s eighth-largest city, and it’s affectionately known as “The Peanut Capital of World.” Perhaps that’s because about one-fourth of the U.S. peanut crop is produced in and around the city.

Each year, the National Peanut Festival is held in the fall. In fact, you can get a general idea of what the annual event is all about by reading our past feature on it!


Being able to say Dothan is one of Alabama’s safest cities adds to our growing list of reasons to love it. Whether you are new to the area or looking for a new place to call home, Colony Square Apartments is ready to welcome you! You can keep reading our blogs to learn more about what makes Dothan more than safe; it’s what makes it special.