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Thomas County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,968 total crimes reported in Thomas County, Georgia (953 of them violent). Of the 1,397 crimes that take place per year in Thomas County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Thomas County, Georgia every 6 hours. This includes 10 murders, 55 rapes, and at least ten thousand thefts (including 567 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Thomas County, Georgia for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Thomas County has risen by 13%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 35%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Thomas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Thomas County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Thomas County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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 Thomas County, Georgia (1999-2008)

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

Thomas County, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2008, the FBI determined that the agency did not follow national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program guidelines for reporting an offense. Consequently, this figure is not included in these graphs.
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