Reported Annual Crime In Canton

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 peopleCanton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime765n/a (estimate)2,8443,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCanton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a7.46.75.3
Rape10n/a37.226.141.7
Robbery15n/a55.896.398.0
Assault40n/a148.7228.1248.9
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)249357383
Burglary69n/a256.5530.9430.4
Theft599n/a2,227.02,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft30n/a111.5251.8237.4
Property crime698n/a (estimate)2,5952,8602,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Canton, GA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Canton, GA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Canton, GA crime rates are 12% lower than in comparison to the Georgia mean and are 4% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Canton, GA has a rate that is 30% lower than the Georgia average; compared to the United States, it is 35% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Canton, GA is 9% lower than its state's mean, and 10% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Canton is 4% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.79 daily crimes that occur in Canton.
  • Canton is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Canton you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Canton has increased by 50%.

Compare Canton, GA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Canton (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Canton, 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 Canton, GA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Georgia state wide, are 1.13 times less than the state average and 1.04 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Canton, GA on a daily bases are 1.43 times less than than Georgia average and 1.54 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Canton, GA are 1.10 times less than the daily state average and 1.10 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Canton (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Canton, GA compared to every other city in Georgia as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Canton, GA ranks safer than 56% of every city located within Georgia along with 39% 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 Canton, GA. As a result, Canton, GA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Canton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Canton is 1 in 402
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Canton is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Canton is 1 in 36
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Canton, GA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Canton, GA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 402. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 39 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Canton, GA is 1 in 36.

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

The year over year crime rate for Canton, GA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Canton, GA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 71% in Canton, GA, while property crimes in Canton, GA have increased by 48%. Crimes in total for Canton, GA have increased by 50% year over year.

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
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
Milton, GA36,75523757779
Ball Ground, GA1,8310799799
Fairmount, GA9280945945
Nelson, GA1,4701281,0231,151
Holly Springs, GA10,3511031,2361,339
Roswell, GA93,9681131,6901,803
Alpharetta, GA63,013511,7791,830
Canton, GA25,0222492,5952,844

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mint Hill, NC25,0241601,7381,898
Ardmore, OK25,0275204,4114,930
Junction City, KS25,0167511,9272,677
Starkville, MS25,0111593,5663,725
Hercules, CA25,0111171,4781,596
Canton, GA25,0222492,5952,844
Source: The Canton, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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