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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 74%
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.
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 peopleColumbus/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,309 (estimate)2,9002,580
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)486 (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)3,823 (estimate)2,5742,200

Key findings

  • Columbus crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbus are 28% higher than the national average
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbus is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbus has decreased by 20%

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      Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 206
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 24

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

      Columbus police department

      ItemColumbusGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)56811,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.03.3
      There are a total of 568 Columbus police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.8% less than the Georgia average and 11% 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
      Ladonia, AL3,0363351,8122,147
      Smiths Station, AL5,2354062,2012,607
      Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, GA11,8824403,4633,903
      Phenix City, AL36,9906413,6164,257
      Columbus, GA200,3034863,8234,309

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Yonkers, NY199,7253488731,221
      Aurora, IL200,9072671,1431,410
      Montgomery, AL201,7176124,2694,881
      Huntington Beach, CA198,7242111,9632,174
      Shreveport, LA198,5718325,1806,012
      Columbus, GA200,3034863,8234,309
      Source: The Columbus, 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.