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Columbus, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 136,429 total crimes reported in Columbus, Georgia (10,392 of them violent). Of the 13,643 crimes that happen every year in Columbus, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Columbus, Georgia every 38 minutes. This includes 201 murders, 318 rapes, and almost one hundred and three thousand thefts (including 13,725 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Columbus, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Columbus has grown by 22%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Columbus. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than sixteen thousand for Columbus, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Columbus, 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 cities like Columbus, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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