RecordsPedia Public Records

Burke County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 6,108 total crimes reported in Burke County, Georgia (642 of them violent). Of the 764 crimes that take place per year in Burke County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Burke County, Georgia every 11 hours. This includes 13 murders, 18 rapes, and at least four thousand thefts (including 462 car thefts).

Total Crime in Burke 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Burke County, Georgia for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Burke County has been reduced by 3%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 1220%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Burke County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about eight hundred for Burke County, Georgia in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

Crisp County, Georgia Crime Statistics Burke County, Georgia Crime Statistics Meriwether County, Georgia Crime Statistics White County, Georgia Crime Statistics Butts County, Georgia Crime Statistics Hart County, Georgia Crime Statistics Mitchell County, Georgia Crime Statistics Tattnall County, Georgia Crime Statistics Monroe County, Georgia Crime Statistics Emanuel County, Georgia Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

Burke 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • In 2008, the FBI determined that the agency did not follow national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program guidelines for reporting an offense. Consequently, this figure is not included in these graphs.
For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.