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Richmond County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 74,543 total crimes reported in Richmond County, Georgia (5,076 of them violent). Of the 9,318 crimes that occur a year in Richmond County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Richmond County, Georgia every 56 minutes. This includes 89 murders, 728 rapes, and more than fifty-four thousand thefts (including 8,897 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Richmond 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 Richmond County, Georgia for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Richmond County increased by 99 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 99 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Richmond County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than twenty-one thousand for Richmond County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Richmond 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 Richmond 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

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