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Columbia County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,770 total crimes reported in Columbia County, Georgia (337 of them violent). Of the 824 crimes that occur a year in Columbia County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Columbia County, Georgia every 10 hours. This includes 2 murders, 57 rapes, and nearly five thousand thefts (including 296 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Columbia County, Georgia (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Columbia County, Georgia for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Columbia County increased by 99 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 93 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 7 years in Columbia County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Columbia County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Columbia County, Georgia (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

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 Columbia County, Georgia (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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