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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 19%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,880 (estimate)2,7172,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a27.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a75.081.6
Assaultn/an/an/a232.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)361 (estimate)341379
Burglaryn/an/an/a372.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,779.81,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a223.9219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,519 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • Canton crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Canton are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Canton is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Canton has increased by 18%

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

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      Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 277
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 35

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

      Canton police department

      ItemCantonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4311,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.84.03.3
      There are a total of 43 Canton police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54% less than the Georgia average and 44% 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
      Ball Ground, GA1,8310605605
      Milton, GA36,75537726764
      Nelson, GA1,470122850972
      Roswell, GA93,9681571,0931,250
      Woodstock, GA27,9641171,3091,425
      Alpharetta, GA63,0131111,4701,581
      Holly Springs, GA10,3512461,7141,960
      Canton, GA25,0223612,5192,880

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mint Hill, NC25,0242121,3791,591
      Ardmore, OK25,0278264,2135,038
      Junction City, KS25,0169992,5273,526
      Starkville, MS25,0111681,6001,768
      Hercules, CA25,0111201,3221,442
      Canton, GA25,0223612,5192,880
      Source: The Canton, 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.