Reported Annual Crime In Gainesville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGainesville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,561n/a (estimate)3,8233,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGainesville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a4.96.75.3
Rape19n/a46.526.141.7
Robbery34n/a83.396.398.0
Assault102n/a249.8228.1248.9
Violent crime157n/a (estimate)384357383
Burglary209n/a511.8530.9430.4
Theft1,091n/a2,671.72,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft104n/a254.7251.8237.4
Property crime1,404n/a (estimate)3,4382,8602,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Gainesville, GA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 19% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 39% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Gainesville, GA shows a crime rate that is 8% higher than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also equal to the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Gainesville, GA is shown to be 20% higher than the Georgia average and 46% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Gainesville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gainesville is 39% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.47 daily crimes that occur in Gainesville.
  • Gainesville is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gainesville has decreased by 6%.

Compare Gainesville, GA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Gainesville, GA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national level. In Gainesville, GA the total number of daily crimes is 1.19 times more than the Georgia average and 1.39 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Gainesville, GA is 1.08 times more than the Georgia average and 1.00 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Gainesville, GA has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times more than the Georgia average and 1.46 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Gainesville (higher is better)

How safe is Gainesville, GA compared to other cities in Georgia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Gainesville, GA is safer than 39% of the cities in Georgia and 23% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Georgia and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Gainesville, GA. Overall, Gainesville, GA 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 261
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 27
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Gainesville, GA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Gainesville, GA, you have a 1 in 261 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 30. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville, GA is 1 in 27.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Gainesville, GA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Gainesville, GA has decreased by 5% and the rate of property crime in Gainesville, GA has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Gainesville, GA has decreased by 6% 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
Georgia19,209228222
There are a total of 19,209 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 228 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
Alto, GA1,0430860860
Braselton, GA8,409112874985
Hoschton, GA1,7821118891,000
Clermont, GA1,0301341,0711,205
Lula, GA2,8311781,4281,606
Flowery Branch, GA6,503271,7491,777
Jefferson, GA9,9461601,6421,801
Gainesville, GA37,9063843,4383,823

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roy, UT37,8531281,3511,479
Lima, OH37,8367395,3256,064
Brookfield, WI37,9911242,4662,590
Wheeling, IL38,00899877976
Apache Junction, AZ37,7751972,3732,569
Gainesville, GA37,9063843,4383,823
Source: The Gainesville, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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