Annual Crime In Americus (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmericus/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,051n/a (estimate)6,9222,9002,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmericus/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a13.26.15.0
Rape4n/a26.325.242.6
Robbery37n/a243.778.786.2
Assault87n/a573.0216.6246.8
Violent crime130n/a (estimate)856327381
Burglary151n/a994.5431.3376.0
Theft736n/a4,847.21,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft34n/a223.9235.4228.9
Property crime921n/a (estimate)6,0662,5742,200

Key findings

  • Americus crime rates are 168% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Americus are 125% higher than the national average
  • In Americus you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Americus is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Americus has decreased by 15%

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Compare Americus, GA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Americus (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Americus for every 100,000 residents. The Americus total amount of daily crime is 2.39 times more than the Georgia average and 2.68 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Americus, is 2.62 times more than the Georgia average, and it is 2.25 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Americus has a daily crime average that is 2.36 times more than the Georgia average and 2.76 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Americus (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Americus compared to every other city in Georgia, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Americus ranks safer than 4% of every city located within Georgia along with 2% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Georgia and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Americus, GA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Americus

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Americus is 1 in 117
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Americus is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Americus is 1 in 15
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Americus, GA? If you reside in Americus, then there is a 1 in 117 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 17. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 15 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Americus.

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

      A good indicator of whether Americus 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 Americus has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Americus has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Americus has decreased by 15% year over year.

      Americus police department

      ItemAmericusGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4511,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.64.03.3
      There are a total of 45 Americus police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.1% less than the Georgia average and 18.5% 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
      Leslie, GA4350542542
      Plains, GA721139417556
      Ellaville, GA1,9575347471,281
      Andersonville, GA2505003,9344,434
      De Soto, GA3035023,9554,457
      Smithville, GA6555053,9724,477
      Americus, GA16,1858566,0666,922

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Avocado Heights, CA16,1885312,8263,357
      Dublin, GA16,1898064,9125,718
      Floral Park, NY16,189164676840
      Hope Mills, NC16,1896414,1994,840
      Wailuku, HI16,1792723,1393,411
      Americus, GA16,1858566,0666,922
      Source: The Americus, 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.