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Gwinnett County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 131,938 total crimes reported in Gwinnett County, Georgia (10,998 of them violent). Of the 13,194 crimes that happen every year in Gwinnett County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gwinnett County, Georgia every 39 minutes. This includes 183 murders, 608 rapes, and almost eighty-nine thousand thefts (including 14,571 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Gwinnett County, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Gwinnett County has grown by 92%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 93%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Gwinnett County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost thirty-two thousand for Gwinnett County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gwinnett 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 Gwinnett County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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

Gwinnett County, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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