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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 16%
Property crime 6%
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 peopleDawson/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,550 (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)320 (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)2,230 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • Dawson crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dawson are 16% lower than the national average
  • In Dawson you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dawson is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dawson has decreased by 21%

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      Daily Crime In Dawson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dawson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dawson is 1 in 313
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dawson is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dawson is 1 in 40

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

      Dawson police department

      ItemDawsonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2811,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.04.03.3
      There are a total of 28 Dawson police officers. This results in 6.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 52.4% greater than the Georgia average and 85.4% 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
      Shellman, GA8844603,2093,669
      Sasser, GA3104653,2383,703
      Bronwood, GA1794813,3533,835
      Parrott, GA1324983,4683,966
      Smithville, GA6555263,6674,193
      Dawson, GA4,3603202,2302,550

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gang Mills, NY4,3572459361,180
      Raynham Center, MA4,3572408641,104
      Coopertown, TN4,357879591,046
      Denton, MD4,3642443,4643,708
      Edwardsville, KS4,3644882,4862,974
      Dawson, GA4,3603202,2302,550
      Source: The Dawson, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.