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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 peopleEdison/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27n/a (estimate)2,1832,0582,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)162367370
Vehicle theft2n/a161.7206.5282.7
Property crime25n/a (estimate)2,0211,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Edison, 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 Edison is 6.1% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes reported in Edison, equivalent to 162 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 56.3%. Additionally, Edison recorded 25 property crimes, amounting to 2021 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 3.4%.

When assessing the total crime rate in Edison per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Edison, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

Edison showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Edison has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2021 property crimes in Edison, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

Is Edison a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Edison is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Edison has an overall crime rate that is 6% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.07 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.07 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Edison as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Edison Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Edison has increased by 575% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Edison is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has increased by 1150%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Edison.

Potential Causes for Crime in Edison

Edison has a population density of 567.9 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Edison crime rates.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Edison, 76.3% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Edison has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 3.84 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Edison crime map

The Edison crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Edison 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 Edison crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Edison 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

      • Edison crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Edison are 56% lower than the national average
      • In Edison you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Edison is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Edison has increased by 661%

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        Daily Crime In Edison (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Edison

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Edison is 1 in 619
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Edison is 1 in 50
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Edison is 1 in 46

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

        Edison police department

        Item Edison Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)611,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.03.3
        There are a total of 6 Edison police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.9% less than the Georgia average and 18.1% greater 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
        Leary, GA580000
        Arlington, GA1,1591958981,093
        Cuthbert, GA3,4702069501,157
        Morgan, GA2,0672301,0611,291
        Bluffton, GA2254542,0922,547
        Shellman, GA9604962,2842,779
        Blakely, GA4,6051,5572,0243,580
        Edison, GA1,3291622,0212,183

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        Ruston, WA1,3293805,9836,363
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        New California, OH1,33041250292
        Edison, GA1,3291622,0212,183
        Source: The Edison, 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.