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Fulton County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 590,423 total crimes reported in Fulton County, Georgia (98,797 of them violent). Of the 59,042 crimes that take place per year in Fulton County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fulton County, Georgia every 8 minutes. This includes 1,392 murders, 3,067 rapes, and just about three hundred and seventy-nine thousand thefts (including 80,522 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Fulton County, Georgia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Fulton County has risen by 11%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 19%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Fulton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least sixty-four thousand for Fulton County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fulton County, 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 counties like Fulton County, 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

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