Reported Annual Crime In Valdosta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleValdosta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,262n/a (estimate)5,8383,4022,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleValdosta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a10.76.65.3
Rape17n/a30.434.040.4
Robbery65n/a116.3118.4102.8
Assault117n/a209.4238.5248.5
Violent crime205n/a (estimate)367398386
Burglary581n/a1,039.7614.4468.9
Theft2,333n/a4,175.02,130.11,745.0
Vehicle theft143n/a255.9259.9236.9
Property crime3,057n/a (estimate)5,4713,0052,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Valdosta, GA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 72% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 106% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Valdosta, GA shows a crime rate that is 8% lower than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also 5% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Valdosta, GA is shown to be 82% higher than the Georgia average and 123% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lakeland, GA3,3855132,4442,957
Hahira, GA2,8041712,9033,074
Lake Park, GA8856862,8813,567
Dasher, GA9824693,5424,011
Cecil, GA3255864,4255,012
Morven, GA5576104,6055,215
Remerton, GA1,3868874,6145,501
Valdosta, GA56,3243675,4715,838

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Valdosta is 106% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.99 daily crimes that occur in Valdosta.
  • Valdosta is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Valdosta you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Valdosta has increased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Valdosta (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Valdosta, GA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Georgia as well as those across America as a whole. The Valdosta, GA total amount of daily offenses is 1.72 times more than the Georgia average and 2.06 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Valdosta, GA is 1.08 times less than the Georgia average, and it is 1.05 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Valdosta, GA has a daily crime figure that is 1.82 times more than the Georgia average and 2.23 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Valdosta (higher is better)

How safe is Valdosta, GA compared to other cities in Georgia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Valdosta, GA is safer than 31% of the cities in Georgia and 14% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Georgia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Valdosta, GA. Overall, Valdosta, GA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Valdosta

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Valdosta is 1 in 273
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Valdosta is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Valdosta is 1 in 18
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Valdosta, GA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Valdosta, GA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 273. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 19 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Valdosta, GA is 1 in 18.

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

The year over year crime rate for Valdosta, GA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Valdosta, 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 31% in Valdosta, GA, while property crimes in Valdosta, GA have increased by 29%. Crimes in total for Valdosta, GA have increased by 22% year over year.

Valdosta police department

ItemValdostaGeorgiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17511,376556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.93.3
There are a total of 175 Valdosta police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.5% less than the Georgia average and 5.4% less than the National average.

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.

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bowie, MD56,335941,2891,383
Diamond Bar, CA56,2591151,6291,744
Woodland, CA56,3903682,5712,940
Lake Elsinore, CA56,2432432,9183,161
Fountain Valley, CA56,4401102,5192,629
Valdosta, GA56,3243675,4715,838
Source: The Valdosta, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.