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Dougherty County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 53,055 total crimes reported in Dougherty County, Georgia (5,042 of them violent). Of the 5,306 crimes that happen every year in Dougherty County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dougherty County, Georgia 15 times every day. This includes 72 murders, 347 rapes, and greater than thirty-four thousand thefts (including 3,309 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Dougherty County, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Dougherty County has lessened by 1115%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 2738%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Dougherty County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Dougherty County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dougherty County, 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 counties like Dougherty County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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

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