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Sumter County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,039 total crimes reported in Sumter County, Georgia (1,119 of them violent). Of the 1,380 crimes that take place per year in Sumter County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sumter County, Georgia every 6 hours. This includes 15 murders, 76 rapes, and just about eight thousand thefts (including 352 car thefts).

Total Crime in Sumter County, Georgia (1999-2003, 2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Sumter County, Georgia for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Sumter County has risen by 5%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 44%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in Sumter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Sumter County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends Sumter County, Georgia (1999-2003, 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 Sumter County, Georgia (1999-2003, 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

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