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Cobb County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 136,373 total crimes reported in Cobb County, Georgia (13,357 of them violent). Of the 13,637 crimes that happen every year in Cobb County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cobb County, Georgia every 38 minutes. This includes 170 murders, 838 rapes, and greater than ninety-six thousand thefts (including 15,246 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Cobb County, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Cobb County has grown by 71%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 77%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Cobb County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than twenty-five thousand for Cobb County, Georgia in 2009.

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

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 Cobb County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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