Christian Science Monitor
The [Oxford, Alabama] city council passed an ordinance that covers both private business and state-owned buildings. Anyone caught using the “wrong” bathroom faces a $500 fine and up to six months in jail. Citizens are being asked to report suspects to the police. The city council said it reacted directly to resident complaints about Target’s policy.
Oxford City Council President Steven Waits said the ordinance was not passed "out of concerns for the 0.3 percent of the population who identify as transgender ... [but] to protect our women and children."
Concern that allowing transgender women to use women’s restrooms will make it easier for male sexual predators to commit crimes in bathrooms and locker rooms has been frequently raised. At this time, it appears to be mostly hypothetical, at least in the United States. The Charlotte Observer, among others, launched an investigation into such claims. It didn’t find a single confirmed case in the US.