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Whitfield County, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 23,862 total crimes reported in Whitfield County, Georgia (2,299 of them violent). Of the 2,386 crimes that happen every year in Whitfield County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Whitfield County, Georgia every 3 hours. This includes 17 murders, 130 rapes, and almost eighteen thousand thefts (including 1,371 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Whitfield County, Georgia for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Whitfield County has grown by 37%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 50%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Whitfield County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three thousand for Whitfield County, Georgia in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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