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Houston County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 38,702 total crimes reported in Houston County, Georgia (3,065 of them violent). Of the 3,870 crimes that take place per year in Houston County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Houston County, Georgia every 2 hours. This includes 30 murders, 201 rapes, and just about twenty-eight thousand thefts (including 1,958 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Houston County, Georgia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Houston County has risen by 91%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 88%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Houston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least five thousand for Houston County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Houston 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 Houston 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

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