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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEatonton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime141n/a (estimate)2,1472,0582,324
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)259367370
Vehicle theft3n/a45.7206.5282.7
Property crime124n/a (estimate)1,8881,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Eatonton, GA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Eatonton is 7.6% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 17 violent crimes reported in Eatonton, equivalent to 259 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 30%. Additionally, Eatonton recorded 124 property crimes, amounting to 1888 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 3.4%.

When evaluating the Eatonton crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Eatonton crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

During the most recently reported crime year, Eatonton experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Eatonton is very similar to the national average. Eatonton had a property crime rate of 1888, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Eatonton?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Eatonton. Based on the results of the surveys (5 responses), 60% of people felt that there was very little crime in Eatonton and felt safe walking alone at night. While 40% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Eatonton a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Eatonton a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Eatonton crime rate is 8% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.39 crimes per day - 0.05 violent crimes and 0.34 property crimes.

Has Crime in Eatonton Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Eatonton has decreased by 18%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Eatonton, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 10.5%, while property crime has decreased by 19%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Eatonton is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Eatonton

In Eatonton, the poverty rate currently stands at 27.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Eatonton crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Eatonton, 78.3% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Eatonton stands at $86,900, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Eatonton crime map

The Eatonton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Eatonton as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Eatonton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Eatonton crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Eatonton crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Eatonton are 30% lower than the national average
  • In Eatonton you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Eatonton is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Eatonton has decreased by 16%

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        Daily Crime In Eatonton (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Eatonton for every 100,000 residents. The Eatonton total amount of daily crime is 1.04 times more than the Georgia average and 1.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Eatonton, is 1.42 times less than the Georgia average, and it is 1.43 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Eatonton has a daily crime average that is 1.12 times more than the Georgia average and 1.04 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Eatonton (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Eatonton in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Eatonton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Eatonton being safer than 47% of cities in Georgia and 40% of cities across the United States. 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 Eatonton. In conclusion, Eatonton ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Eatonton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eatonton is 1 in 387
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Eatonton is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Eatonton is 1 in 47
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Eatonton? In Eatonton, GA you have a 1 in 387 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 53 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Eatonton.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Eatonton, GA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Eatonton has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Eatonton has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Eatonton has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Eatonton police department

        Item Eatonton Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2011,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.04.03.3
        There are a total of 20 Eatonton police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.3% less than the Georgia average and 6.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Georgia

        State Total offenders Georgia /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Crooked Creek, GA6554041,8632,268
        Shady Dale, GA4085312,4452,976
        Eatonton, GA6,6612591,8882,147

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        Carbondale, CO6,658230536766
        Sunnyvale, TX6,664841,4561,539
        Eatonton, GA6,6612591,8882,147
        Source: The Eatonton, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.