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Laurens County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,410 total crimes reported in Laurens County, Georgia (1,199 of them violent). Of the 1,379 crimes that take place per year in Laurens County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Laurens County, Georgia every 6 hours. This includes 15 murders, 70 rapes, and just about nine thousand thefts (including 662 car thefts).

Total Crime in Laurens County, Georgia (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Laurens County, Georgia for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Laurens County has risen by 49%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 67%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in Laurens County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two thousand for Laurens County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Laurens County, Georgia (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Laurens County, Georgia (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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

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