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Canton, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2007 there were 1,770 total crimes reported in Canton, Georgia (138 of them violent). Of the 590 crimes that transpire each year in Canton, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Canton, Georgia every 14 hours. This includes 2 murders, 23 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 117 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Canton, Georgia (2002-2003, 2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Canton, Georgia for 3 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Canton has climbed by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 73 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over these years in Canton.

Crime Trends in Canton, Georgia (2002-2003, 2007)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Canton, Georgia (2002-2003, 2007)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Canton, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Canton conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.