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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 41%
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 peopleGainesville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,438n/a (estimate)3,4762,9002,580
Murder1n/a2.46.15.0
Rape20n/a48.325.242.6
Robbery36n/a87.078.786.2
Assault101n/a244.1216.6246.8
Violent crime158n/a (estimate)382327381
Burglary163n/a394.0431.3376.0
Theft1,027n/a2,482.61,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft90n/a217.6235.4228.9
Property crime1,280n/a (estimate)3,0942,5742,200

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are equal to the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gainesville is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gainesville has decreased by 9%

Gainesville crime map

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The Gainesville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gainesville 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 Gainesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gainesville, GA per 100,000 people. In Gainesville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times more than the Georgia average and 1.35 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gainesville is 1.17 times more than the Georgia average and 1.00 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gainesville has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Georgia average and 1.41 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Gainesville (higher is better)

      How safe is Gainesville, Georgia compared to other cities in Georgia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Gainesville is safer than 41% of the cities in Georgia and 22% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Georgia and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Gainesville. Overall, Gainesville is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gainesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gainesville is 1 in 262
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 29
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Gainesville? In Gainesville, you have a 1 in 262 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 33. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville, GA is 1 in 29.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Gainesville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Gainesville has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Gainesville has decreased by 10%. The total crime rate in Gainesville has decreased by 9% year to year.

      Gainesville police department

      ItemGainesvilleGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10811,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.14.03.3
      There are a total of 108 Gainesville police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.5% less than the Georgia average and 4.5% 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
      Braselton, GA8,4099563572
      Hoschton, GA1,782102800902
      Clermont, GA1,0301229641,087
      Alto, GA1,04301,2731,273
      Jefferson, GA9,9461051,3251,431
      Lula, GA2,8311631,2851,449
      Flowery Branch, GA6,5032841,1861,469
      Gainesville, GA37,9063823,0943,476

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roy, UT37,8531361,3241,460
      Lima, OH37,8366504,5045,153
      Brookfield, WI37,991742,1412,215
      Wheeling, IL38,00870832902
      Apache Junction, AZ37,7751961,8742,071
      Gainesville, GA37,9063823,0943,476
      Source: The Gainesville, 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.