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Decatur County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,128 total crimes reported in Decatur County, Georgia (779 of them violent). Of the 1,016 crimes that transpire each year in Decatur County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Decatur County, Georgia every 8 hours. This includes 12 murders, 56 rapes, and close to six thousand thefts (including 254 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Decatur County, Georgia (1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Decatur County, Georgia for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Decatur County has diminished by 9 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 21 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Decatur County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Decatur County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends Decatur County, Georgia (1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Decatur County, Georgia (1999, 2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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