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Barrow County, Georgia Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Barrow County, Georgia. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Barrow County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Barrow County, Georgia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 12,160 total crimes reported in Barrow County, Georgia (1,840 of them violent). Of the 1,520 crimes that happen every year in Barrow County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Barrow County, Georgia every 5 hours. This includes 13 murders, 87 rapes, and greater than eight thousand thefts (including 1,049 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Barrow County, Georgia (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Barrow County, Georgia for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Barrow County has grown by 53%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 69%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Barrow County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two thousand for Barrow County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Barrow County, Georgia (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Barrow County, Georgia (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Barrow County, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, the FBI determined that the agency's data were underreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.
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