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Total crime 141%
Violent crime 193%
Property crime 132%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlbany/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,513n/a (estimate)6,2172,9002,580
Murder15n/a20.76.15.0
Rape28n/a38.625.242.6
Robbery113n/a155.778.786.2
Assault653n/a899.5216.6246.8
Violent crime809n/a (estimate)1,114327381
Burglary760n/a1,046.9431.3376.0
Theft2,666n/a3,672.51,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft278n/a383.0235.4228.9
Property crime3,704n/a (estimate)5,1022,5742,200

Key findings

  • Albany crime rates are 141% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Albany are 193% higher than the national average
  • In Albany you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Albany is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Albany has decreased by 8%

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      Daily Crime In Albany (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Albany on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Georgia and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Albany (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Georgia, are 2.14 times more than the state average and 2.41 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Albany on a daily basis are 3.41 times more than than Georgia average and 2.93 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Albany are 1.98 times more than the daily state average and 2.32 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Albany (higher is better)

      Is Albany safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Georgia as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Albany to other cities in the state and across the country, Albany is 2% safer than other cities of Georgia and 1% safer than other cities in the nation. Albany has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Albany

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Albany is 1 in 90
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Albany is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Albany is 1 in 17
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Albany, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 90. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 20 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 Albany is 1 in 17.

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

      A good indicator of whether Albany is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Albany has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Albany has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Albany has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Albany police department

      ItemAlbanyGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20711,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.03.3
      There are a total of 207 Albany police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.4% less than the Georgia average and 18.9% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Georgia

      StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
      Georgia23,117275266
      There are a total of 23,117 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 275 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Putney, GA2,3501621,2761,438
      Leesburg, GA2,9891631,2871,450
      Sasser, GA3104463,5083,954
      Baconton, GA8204963,9024,398
      Albany, GA75,6571,1145,1026,217

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Auburn, WA75,6074374,0474,484
      Arlington Heights, IL75,72137830867
      Evanston, IL75,4721872,2762,463
      Upland, CA75,8513742,6753,050
      Kalamazoo, MI75,8851,3265,0326,358
      Albany, GA75,6571,1145,1026,217
      Source: The Albany, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.