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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleLawrenceville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime713n/a (estimate)2,3292,0582,324
Violent crime114n/a (estimate)372367370
Vehicle theft49n/a160.0206.5282.7
Property crime599n/a (estimate)1,9561,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lawrenceville, GA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Lawrenceville crime rate is higher than the national average by 0.2%. Specifically, there were 114 violent crimes in Lawrenceville, equivalent to 372 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 0.7%. Furthermore, Lawrenceville recorded 599 property crimes, amounting to 1956 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 0.1%.

When evaluating the Lawrenceville crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Lawrenceville crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

When it comes to violent crimes per 100,000 people, Lawrenceville maintains a rate that is very similar to the national average. With 372 reported violent crimes, it falls in line with the national average of 370. This alignment suggests that Lawrenceville shares a similar crime profile with other cities, highlighting its comparable level of safety within the broader urban landscape.

Lawrenceville exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1956 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Lawrenceville maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lawrenceville?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lawrenceville residents. Out of the respondents (57 in total), 54% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lawrenceville were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 46% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Lawrenceville a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Lawrenceville 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, Lawrenceville has an overall crime rate that is 0% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.95 daily occurrences, comprising 0.31 violent crimes and 1.64 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Lawrenceville as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lawrenceville

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Lawrenceville, the cost of living is 5.85% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

In Lawrenceville, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 3.08 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Lawrenceville has an average rental rate of $1,094 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Lawrenceville crime map

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

  • Lawrenceville crime rates are equal to the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lawrenceville are 1% higher than the national average
  • In Lawrenceville you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lawrenceville is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lawrenceville has decreased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Lawrenceville (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lawrenceville, per 100,000 residents. In Lawrenceville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times more than the Georgia average and 1.00 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Lawrenceville are 1.01 times more than the Georgia average and 1.01 times more than the national average. For property crime, Lawrenceville has a daily crime rate that is 1.16 times more than the Georgia average and 1.00 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Lawrenceville (higher is better)

        How safe is Lawrenceville, Georgia compared to other cities in Georgia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lawrenceville is safer than 35% of the cities in Georgia and 27% 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 Lawrenceville. Overall, Lawrenceville is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lawrenceville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lawrenceville is 1 in 269
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lawrenceville is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lawrenceville is 1 in 43
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lawrenceville? If you reside in Lawrenceville, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 269. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 52 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Lawrenceville, is 1 in 43.

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

        A good indicator of whether Lawrenceville is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Lawrenceville has decreased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Lawrenceville has decreased by 22% year over year. The number of total crimes in Lawrenceville has decreased by 22% year over year.

        Lawrenceville police department

        Item Lawrenceville Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9111,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.14.03.3
        There are a total of 91 Lawrenceville police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.2% less than the Georgia average and 5.3% less 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
        Berkeley Lake, GA2,32452237289
        Grayson, GA4,30382379461
        Johns Creek, GA84,55141475516
        Hoschton, GA2,039114526640
        Walnut Grove, GA1,739152701853
        Mountain Park city, GA638152702855
        Peachtree Corners, GA43,516159731889
        Lawrenceville, GA30,1253721,9562,329

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        San Lorenzo, CA30,1175242,4552,979
        Newington, CT30,1141352,5072,642
        Ballwin, MO30,17729646676
        Elizabethtown, KY30,1791238941,017
        Burlingame, CA30,0712033,4933,696
        Lawrenceville, GA30,1253721,9562,329
        Source: The Lawrenceville, 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.