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14%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
28%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
12%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Athens crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Athens crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Athens crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Athens crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,657 (estimate)2,0582,324
Murdern/an/an/a8.26.3
Rapen/an/an/a36.440.0
Robberyn/an/an/a43.666.1
Assaultn/an/an/a278.8268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)474 (estimate)367370
Burglaryn/an/an/a217.8269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,266.51,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a206.5282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,183 (estimate)1,6911,954

Athens crime map



The Athens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athens as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Athens crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Athens crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 28% higher than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 21%

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        Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 212
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 38

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

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

        Sex offenders in Georgia

        State Total offenders Georgia /100K National /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.

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        Winterville, GA1,731123569692
        Watkinsville, GA2,932135621756
        Bogart, GA1,542136625760
        Jefferson, GA11,61955784839
        Comer, GA1,825153704856
        Nicholson, GA1,714171787957
        Statham, GA2,6921898691,057
        Athens, GA124,9624742,1832,657

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        Abilene, TX124,6914691,9952,464
        Lehigh Acres, FL124,5234172,5232,940
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        Pearland, TX125,817931,7091,802
        Topeka, KS125,8199643,7084,671
        Athens, GA124,9624742,1832,657
        Source: The Athens, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.