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Spalding County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,654 total crimes reported in Spalding County, Georgia (2,361 of them violent). Of the 2,517 crimes that take place per year in Spalding County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Spalding County, Georgia every 3 hours. This includes 26 murders, 118 rapes, and at least sixteen thousand thefts (including 1,510 car thefts).

Total Crime in Spalding County, Georgia (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2006, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Spalding County, Georgia for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Spalding County has risen by 33%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 8%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in Spalding County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three thousand for Spalding County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Spalding County, Georgia (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Spalding County, Georgia (1999-2005, 2007-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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