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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 37%
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. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGainesville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,302 (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)414 (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)2,887 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are 9% higher than the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gainesville is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gainesville has decreased by 5%

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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)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gainesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gainesville is 1 in 242
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 31

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

      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
      Hoschton, GA1,782106739845
      Clermont, GA1,0301288901,018
      Braselton, GA8,409651,0411,106
      Alto, GA1,04301,2731,273
      Lula, GA2,8311701,1861,357
      Flowery Branch, GA6,5032841,1861,469
      Raoul, GA3,2052601,8102,070
      Gainesville, GA37,9064142,8873,302

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roy, UT37,8531411,1951,336
      Lima, OH37,8367074,0734,780
      Brookfield, WI37,991801,7771,857
      Wheeling, IL38,008741,0711,145
      Apache Junction, AZ37,7752231,2721,495
      Gainesville, GA37,9064142,8873,302
      Source: The Gainesville, 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.