Annual Crime In Athens (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 peopleAthens/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,746 (estimate)2,9002,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.15.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a78.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a216.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)422 (estimate)327381
Burglaryn/an/an/a431.3376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a235.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,323 (estimate)2,5742,200

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 11% higher than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 15%

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Compare Athens, GA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 237
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 27

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

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a11,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.03.3

      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
      Watkinsville, GA2,8721209451,065
      Bogart, GA1,1271219511,072
      Comer, GA1,2841361,0711,207
      Winterville, GA1,05001,2111,211
      Nicholson, GA1,5421521,1971,349
      Jefferson, GA9,9461051,3251,431
      North High Shoals, GA8481801,4161,596
      Athens, GA120,8134223,3233,746

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Victorville, CA121,3206562,2042,860
      Evansville, IN120,1565684,4635,032
      Vallejo, CA119,6447663,6664,432
      Allentown, PA119,6243382,3172,656
      Murfreesboro, TN122,0074363,1393,575
      Athens, GA120,8134223,3233,746
      Source: The Athens, 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.