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Chatham County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 124,410 total crimes reported in Chatham County, Georgia (13,859 of them violent). Of the 12,441 crimes that occur a year in Chatham County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chatham County, Georgia every 42 minutes. This includes 299 murders, 697 rapes, and nearly eighty-seven thousand thefts (including 14,612 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Chatham County, Georgia for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Chatham County increased by 17 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 7 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Chatham County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly thirteen thousand for Chatham County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chatham County, Georgia (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Chatham County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Chatham County, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Chatham County 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.