Annual Crime In Covington (2018)

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.
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 peopleCovington/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime717n/a (estimate)5,0572,9002,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCovington/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape9n/a63.525.242.6
Robbery16n/a112.978.786.2
Assault26n/a183.4216.6246.8
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)360327381
Burglary78n/a550.1431.3376.0
Theft525n/a3,702.91,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft63n/a444.4235.4228.9
Property crime666n/a (estimate)4,6972,5742,200

Key findings

  • Covington crime rates are 96% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Covington are 5% lower than the national average
  • In Covington you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Covington is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Covington has decreased by 21%

Covington crime map

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Compare Covington, GA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Covington (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Covington, per 100,000 residents. In Covington, the total number of daily crimes is 1.74 times more than the Georgia average and 1.96 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Covington are 1.10 times more than the Georgia average and 1.06 times less than the national average. For property crime, Covington has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times more than the Georgia average and 2.14 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Covington (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Covington compared to every other city in Georgia, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Covington ranks safer than 30% of every city located within Georgia along with 16% 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. As a result, Covington, GA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Covington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Covington is 1 in 279
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Covington is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Covington is 1 in 20
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Covington? In Covington, you have a 1 in 279 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Covington, GA is 1 in 20.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Covington, GA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Covington has decreased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Covington has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Covington has decreased by 21% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Covington police department

      ItemCovingtonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6011,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.54.03.3
      There are a total of 60 Covington police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.4% greater than the Georgia average and 38% greater 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
      Walnut Grove, GA1,1811361,0671,202
      Oxford, GA2,1001781,1561,333
      Porterdale, GA1,6331701,3351,505
      Lithonia, GA2,0931871,4731,661
      Lakeview Estates, GA2,7512051,6151,820
      Social Circle, GA4,3501991,6601,860
      Between, GA2753072,4172,724
      Covington, GA13,6673604,6975,057

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Richton Park, IL13,6684082,4552,862
      McMinnville, TN13,6646293,5784,207
      Lakeway, TX13,6621409801,119
      Sharon, PA13,6594943,1473,641
      Heber, UT13,6551571,3801,537
      Covington, GA13,6673604,6975,057
      Source: The Covington, 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.