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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleMilton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime290n/a (estimate)7022,0582,324
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)70367370
Vehicle theft6n/a14.5206.5282.7
Property crime261n/a (estimate)6321,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Milton, GA

The Milton crime rates are 69.8% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 29 violent crimes in Milton (70 per 100,000 people), which is 81% lower than the national average and there were a total of 261 property crimes (632 per 100,000 residents) which is 67.7% lower than average.

Milton proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 702, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Milton as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

With only 70 incidents per 100,000 people, Milton boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Milton has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

Milton showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Milton has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 632 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Milton remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Milton?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Milton residents. Out of the respondents (16 in total), 88% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Milton were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 13% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Milton a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Milton is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Milton has a total crime rate that is 70% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.79 daily crimes (0.08 violent daily crimes and 0.72 daily property crimes) in Milton.

Has Crime in Milton Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Milton. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Milton has increased by 23.4%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 6.5%, while property crime has increased by 27.9%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Milton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Milton

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Milton crime rates. In Milton, the poverty rate stands at 4.5%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Milton crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Milton has an unemployment rate of 3%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Milton stands at $544,600, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Milton crime map

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

  • Milton crime rates are 70% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Milton are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Milton you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Milton is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Milton has increased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Milton (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Milton, GA per 100,000 people. In Milton, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.93 times less than the Georgia average and 3.31 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Milton is 5.23 times less than the Georgia average and 5.27 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Milton has a daily crime rate that is 2.68 times less than the Georgia average and 3.09 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Milton (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Milton to every other city in Georgia, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Milton safe? The gauges above illustrate that Milton is safer than 83% of every city located within Georgia along with 83% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Georgia and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Milton, GA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Milton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Milton is 1 in 1426
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Milton is 1 in 159
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Milton is 1 in 143
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Milton? In Milton, you have a 1 in 1426 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 159. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Milton, GA is 1 in 143.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Milton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Milton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 8% in Milton, while property crimes in Milton have increased by 26%. Total crime has increased by 22% year over year.

        Milton police department

        Item Milton Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3411,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.04.03.3
        There are a total of 34 Milton police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 74.8% less than the Georgia average and 69.3% 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
        Ball Ground, GA2,2300104104
        Berkeley Lake, GA2,32452237289
        Holly Springs, GA13,68216340357
        Johns Creek, GA84,55141475516
        Peachtree Corners, GA43,516159731889
        Woodstock, GA32,310961,0881,184
        Duluth, GA29,5381231,2221,344
        Milton, GA39,25270632702

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        Roy, UT39,2431681,0331,201
        Lancaster, TX39,2646283,0833,710
        Northglenn, CO39,2015844,2454,829
        Essex, MD39,3075822,3902,972
        Germantown, TN39,1961691,5301,699
        Milton, GA39,25270632702
        Source: The Milton, 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.