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Walton County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 9,337 total crimes reported in Walton County, Georgia (662 of them violent). Of the 1,334 crimes that transpire each year in Walton County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Walton County, Georgia every 6 hours. This includes 17 murders, 45 rapes, and close to seven thousand thefts (including 839 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Walton County, Georgia (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Walton County, Georgia for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Walton County has climbed by 65 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 58 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 7 years in Walton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two thousand for Walton County, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Walton County, Georgia (2002-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Walton County, Georgia (2002-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Walton 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 2007, the FBI determined that the agency's data were overreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.
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