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Meriwether County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,603 total crimes reported in Meriwether County, Georgia (278 of them violent). Of the 450 crimes that occur a year in Meriwether County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Meriwether County, Georgia every 19 hours. This includes 1 murder, 14 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 413 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Meriwether County, Georgia (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Meriwether County, Georgia for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Meriwether County decreased by 15 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 16 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Meriwether County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Meriwether County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Meriwether County, Georgia (2001-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Meriwether County, Georgia (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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