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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 4%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFolkston/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime115n/a (estimate)2,4662,9002,580
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape0n/a0.025.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.078.786.2
Assault17n/a364.5216.6246.8
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)364327381
Burglary30n/a643.2431.3376.0
Theft64n/a1,372.21,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a85.8235.4228.9
Property crime98n/a (estimate)2,1012,5742,200

Key findings

  • Folkston crime rates are 4% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Folkston are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Folkston you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Folkston is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Folkston has increased by 21%

Folkston crime map

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The Folkston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Folkston as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Folkston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Folkston (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Folkston for every 100,000 residents. The Folkston total amount of daily crime is 1.18 times less than the Georgia average and 1.05 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Folkston, is 1.12 times more than the Georgia average, and it is 1.04 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Folkston has a daily crime average that is 1.22 times less than the Georgia average and 1.05 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Folkston (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Georgia and all other cities across the US, is Folkston safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Folkston is safer than 49% of other cities in the state of Georgia. In addition, Folkston is safer than 32% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Georgia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Folkston. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Folkston is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Folkston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Folkston is 1 in 275
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Folkston is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Folkston is 1 in 41
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Folkston? In Folkston, you have a 1 in 275 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 48. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Folkston, GA is 1 in 41.

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

      Determining whether Folkston is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Folkston violent crime rates have increased by 9%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Folkston has increased by 21% in the same time frame.

      Folkston police department

      ItemFolkstonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)711,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.03.3
      There are a total of 7 Folkston police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.5% less than the Georgia average and 14.2% less 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
      Homeland, GA1,082000
      Hilliard, FL3,1312371,4071,645
      Folkston, GA5,2103642,1012,466

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hutchinson Island South, FL5,2091629591,121
      Woodstock, VA5,2081721,8542,026
      Eaton Rapids, MI5,2122891,0011,290
      Williamson, AZ5,2071548711,025
      Montevideo, MN5,207781,2151,294
      Folkston, GA5,2103642,1012,466
      Source: The Folkston, 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.