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Putnam County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,429 total crimes reported in Putnam County, Georgia (437 of them violent). Of the 347 crimes that transpire each year in Putnam County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Putnam County, Georgia 347 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 12 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 92 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Putnam 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Putnam County, Georgia for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Putnam County has climbed by 48 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 32 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 7 years in Putnam County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over five hundred for Putnam County, Georgia in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Putnam County, Georgia (2001-2003, 2005-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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