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Dawson County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,712 total crimes reported in Dawson County, Georgia (88 of them violent). Of the 542 crimes that happen every year in Dawson County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dawson County, Georgia every 16 hours. This includes 2 murders, 10 rapes, and greater than two thousand thefts (including 324 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Dawson County, Georgia (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Dawson County, Georgia for 5 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Dawson County has lessened by 22%. During the same interval, violent crime didn't change. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 5 years in Dawson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for Dawson County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dawson County, Georgia (2004-2008)

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 Dawson County, Georgia (2004-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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