Savannah, GA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Savannah

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSavannah/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,309n/a (estimate)3,9583,7123,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSavannah/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder30n/a1365
Rape49n/a212625
Robbery414n/a176125109
Assault358n/a152209229
Violent crime851n/a (estimate)362366368
Burglary2,125n/a903823610
Theft5,608n/a2,3842,2551,899
Vehicle theft725n/a308269221
Property crime8,458n/a (estimate)3,5963,3472,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Savannah, GA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Savannah, GA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Savannah, GA averages 6% higher than the rest of Georgia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 27% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Savannah, GA is 1% lower than the average rate of crime in Georgia and 1% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 7% higher than the remainder of the state of Georgia and 31% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Savannah, GA area.

The overall crime rate in Savannah is 27% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 10.84 daily crimes that occur in Savannah.
Savannah is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
In Savannah you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Savannah has decreased by 0%.

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Daily Crime In Savannah (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Savannah, GA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national level. In Savannah, GA the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times more than than the Georgia average and 1.28 times more than than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Savannah, GA is 1.01 times less than than the Georgia average and 1.02 times less than than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Savannah, GA has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than than the Georgia average and 1.32 times more than than the national average.

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How Safe is Savannah (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Savannah, GA compared to other areas of Georgia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Savannah, GA safer than 42% when compared to other Georgia cities, and 24% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Georgia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Savannah, GA. At this time, Savannah, GA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Savannah

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Savannah is 1 in 277
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Savannah is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Savannah is 1 in 26

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Savannah, GA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Savannah, GA, then there is a 1 in 277 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 26 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Savannah, GA.

Year Over Year Crime In Savannah (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Savannah, GA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Savannah, GA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 4% in Savannah, GA, while property crimes in Savannah, GA have decreased by 0%. Crimes in total for Savannah, GA have decreased by 0% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dutch Island, GA1,16557534591
Talahi Island, GA1,05257534591
Isle of Hope, GA2,27464597661
Skidaway Island, GA7,9671431,3351,478
Whitemarsh Island, GA7,2971531,4341,587
Savannah, GA137,6903623,5963,958

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hampton, VA137,4712133,2663,479
Pasadena, CA137,3163122,7193,031
Metairie, LA138,3693502,3142,664
Orange, CA136,8911051,7231,828
Cary, NC136,627691,3941,462
Savannah, GA137,6903623,5963,958

Savannah police department

ItemSavannahGeorgiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)82111,733504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.93.3

Sex offenders in Georgia

StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
Georgia19,209228222

There are a total of 19,209 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 228 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% greater than the national average.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.