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Jefferson County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,555 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Georgia (202 of them violent). Of the 222 crimes that happen every year in Jefferson County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Georgia 222 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 6 rapes, and almost one thousand thefts (including 100 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Jefferson County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Georgia for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Jefferson County has grown by 51%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 62%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 7 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three hundred for Jefferson County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends Jefferson County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Jefferson County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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