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Rockdale County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 22,811 total crimes reported in Rockdale County, Georgia (2,365 of them violent). Of the 2,851 crimes that occur a year in Rockdale County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rockdale County, Georgia every 3 hours. This includes 18 murders, 120 rapes, and more than sixteen thousand thefts (including 2,291 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Rockdale 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 Rockdale County, Georgia for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Rockdale County increased by 74 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 77 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Rockdale County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly five thousand for Rockdale County, Georgia in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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