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Clayton County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 94,490 total crimes reported in Clayton County, Georgia (9,972 of them violent). Of the 9,449 crimes that take place per year in Clayton County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clayton County, Georgia every 55 minutes. This includes 177 murders, 423 rapes, and just about sixty-three thousand thefts (including 13,672 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Clayton County, Georgia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Clayton County has risen by 78%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 83%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Clayton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least eighteen thousand for Clayton County, Georgia in 2009.

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

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 Clayton County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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.

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Crime Data Information

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

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