Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,123n/a (estimate)5,0913,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder35n/a17.66.75.3
Rape71n/a35.726.141.7
Robbery394n/a198.296.398.0
Assault803n/a403.9228.1248.9
Violent crime1,303n/a (estimate)655357383
Burglary2,131n/a1,071.8530.9430.4
Theft5,985n/a3,010.12,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft704n/a354.1251.8237.4
Property crime8,820n/a (estimate)4,4362,8602,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Columbus, 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 58% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 85% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Columbus, GA shows a crime rate that is 83% higher than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also 71% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Columbus, GA is shown to be 55% higher than the Georgia average and 88% higher than the national average.

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The Columbus crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbus 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 Columbus crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 85% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.95 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 17%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Columbus, GA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national scale. In Columbus, GA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.58 times more than the Georgia average and 1.85 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbus, GA is 1.83 times more than the Georgia average and 1.71 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbus, GA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.55 times more than the Georgia average and 1.88 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Columbus, GA area in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Columbus, GA being safer than 20% of cities in Georgia and 10% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Georgia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Columbus, GA. In conclusion, Columbus, GA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 20
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Columbus, GA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Columbus, GA you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Columbus, GA.

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

The year over year crime rate for Columbus, GA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Columbus, 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 18% in Columbus, GA, while property crimes in Columbus, GA have decreased by 20%. Crimes in total for Columbus, GA have decreased by 17% year over year.

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
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
Ladonia, AL3,0363371,9032,240
Smiths Station, AL5,2354092,3102,719
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, GA11,8824803,8484,328
Phenix City, AL36,9906633,9324,596
Columbus, GA200,3036554,4365,091

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Yonkers, NY199,7254021,0041,406
Aurora, IL200,9072581,3221,580
Montgomery, AL201,7176414,4205,061
Huntington Beach, CA198,7242282,1192,347
Shreveport, LA198,5719545,5766,529
Columbus, GA200,3036554,4365,091
Source: The Columbus, 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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