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Forest Park, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,213 total crimes reported in Forest Park, Georgia (1,923 of them violent). Of the 1,821 crimes that happen every year in Forest Park, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Forest Park, Georgia every 4 hours. This includes 22 murders, 74 rapes, and greater than thirteen thousand thefts (including 2,324 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Forest Park, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Forest Park has lessened by 35%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 42%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Forest Park. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Forest Park, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Forest Park, 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 Forest Park, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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