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Roswell, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 16,503 total crimes reported in Roswell, Georgia (1,223 of them violent). Of the 2,358 crimes that happen every year in Roswell, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Roswell, Georgia every 3 hours. This includes 10 murders, 80 rapes, and greater than twelve thousand thefts (including 1,172 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Roswell, Georgia (2001-2002, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Roswell, Georgia for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Roswell has grown by 20%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 13%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 7 years in Roswell. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Roswell, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Roswell, Georgia (2001-2002, 2004-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Roswell, Georgia (2001-2002, 2004-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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