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Lamar County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,669 total crimes reported in Lamar County, Georgia (248 of them violent). Of the 278 crimes that take place per year in Lamar County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lamar County, Georgia 278 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 20 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 108 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lamar County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2004 or 2005, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lamar County, Georgia for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lamar County has risen by 76%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 19%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 6 years in Lamar County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least five hundred for Lamar County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lamar County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

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 Lamar County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

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

Lamar 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 2007, the FBI determined that the agency's data were overreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.
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