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Stephens County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,829 total crimes reported in Stephens County, Georgia (196 of them violent). Of the 472 crimes that occur a year in Stephens County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Stephens County, Georgia every 18 hours. This includes 3 murders, 37 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 267 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Stephens County, Georgia (2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Stephens County, Georgia for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Stephens County increased by 73 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 63 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 6 years in Stephens County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Stephens County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends Stephens County, Georgia (2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

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 Stephens County, Georgia (2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

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

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