Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,449n/a (estimate)3,5623,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a4.86.75.3
Rape57n/a45.626.141.7
Robbery123n/a98.596.398.0
Assault333n/a266.6228.1248.9
Violent crime519n/a (estimate)416357383
Burglary683n/a546.8530.9430.4
Theft3,017n/a2,415.52,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft230n/a184.1251.8237.4
Property crime3,930n/a (estimate)3,1462,8602,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Athens, 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 11% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 30% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Athens, GA shows a crime rate that is 16% higher than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also 9% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Athens, GA is shown to be 10% higher than the Georgia average and 33% higher than the national average.

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The Athens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athens as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 30% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.76 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has decreased by 18%.

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Compare Athens, GA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Athens, GA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Georgia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Athens, GA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Georgia state wide, are 1.11 times more than the state average and 1.30 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Athens, GA on a daily bases are 1.16 times more than than Georgia average and 1.09 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Athens, GA are 1.10 times more than the daily state average and 1.33 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Athens, GA compared to every other city in Georgia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Athens, GA ranks safer than 32% of every city located within Georgia along with 15% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Athens, GA. As a result, Athens, GA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 241
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 29
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Athens, GA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Athens, GA, you have a 1 in 241 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 32. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Athens, GA is 1 in 29.

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

Determining whether Athens, GA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Athens, GA has decreased by 13% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Athens, GA has decreased by 18% in the same time frame.

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
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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Winterville, GA1,050165744909
Bogart, GA1,1271321,0571,188
Comer, GA1,2841491,1901,339
Nicholson, GA1,5421661,3301,496
Watkinsville, GA2,8721051,4651,570
Statham, GA2,5891831,4691,653
North High Shoals, GA8481961,5741,770
Athens, GA120,8134163,1463,562

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Victorville, CA121,3206992,6913,391
Evansville, IN120,1566915,0095,700
Vallejo, CA119,6448583,7634,620
Allentown, PA119,6244612,7333,194
Murfreesboro, TN122,0075403,1883,728
Athens, GA120,8134163,1463,562
Source: The Athens, 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.
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