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Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,073,370 total crimes reported in Georgia (421,775 of them violent). Of the 407,337 crimes that take place per year in Georgia, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Georgia 47 times per hour. This includes 6,225 murders, 21,884 rapes, and just about three million thefts (including 411,918 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Georgia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Georgia has risen by 8%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 10%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Georgia. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least four hundred and thirty-one thousand for Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in 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 states like 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

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