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Savannah, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 115,491 total crimes reported in Savannah, Georgia (12,738 of them violent). Of the 11,549 crimes that happen every year in Savannah, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Savannah, Georgia every 45 minutes. This includes 290 murders, 645 rapes, and greater than eighty thousand thefts (including 13,862 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Savannah, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Savannah has grown by 10%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 4%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Savannah. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost twelve thousand for Savannah, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Savannah, Georgia (1999-2008)

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 Savannah, Georgia (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Savannah, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. RecordsPedia would like to note the following information related to Savannah:

  • In 2005-2008, crime data include information from joint police agencies (Savannah-Chathampolitan).
The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:
  • In 2005, savannah-Chatham Metropolitan is a city-county government that includes the Savannah and Chatham County police departments.
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