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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 peopleNewnan/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,429n/a (estimate)3,2532,0582,324
Violent crime533n/a (estimate)1,213367370
Vehicle theft74n/a168.4206.5282.7
Property crime896n/a (estimate)2,0401,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Newnan, 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 Newnan crime rate is higher than the national average by 40%. Specifically, there were 533 violent crimes in Newnan, equivalent to 1213 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 228.1%. Furthermore, Newnan recorded 896 property crimes, amounting to 2040 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 4.4%.

Newnan ranks among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting violent crime, earning its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous areas. With a violent crime rate of 1213 per 100,000 people, Newnan is considered one of the most unsafe cities in America. This statistic translates to a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Newnan, underscoring the need for increased safety measures and community engagement to improve the city's security.

In the latest reported crime year, Newnan recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Newnan maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Newnan, 2040 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Newnan?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Newnan. Based on the results of the surveys (55 responses), 55% of people felt that there was very little crime in Newnan and felt safe walking alone at night. While 45% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Newnan a Safe Place to Live?

Is Newnan a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Newnan has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 40%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 3.92 daily incidents, encompassing 1.46 violent crimes and 2.45 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Newnan as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Newnan Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Newnan has increased by 13.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Newnan, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 4.9%, while property crime has increased by 19.3%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Newnan is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Newnan

Newnan has a poverty rate of 11.6, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Newnan crime rates. For instance, in Newnan, the population density stands at 2065.6 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Newnan, 83.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Newnan crime map

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

      • Newnan crime rates are 40% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Newnan are 228% higher than the national average
      • In Newnan you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Newnan is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Newnan has increased by 14%

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        Daily Crime In Newnan (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Newnan, per 100,000 residents. In Newnan, the total number of daily crimes is 1.58 times more than the Georgia average and 1.40 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Newnan are 3.31 times more than the Georgia average and 3.28 times more than the national average. For property crime, Newnan has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Georgia average and 1.04 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Newnan (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Georgia and all other cities across the US, is Newnan safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Newnan is safer than 7% of other cities in the state of Georgia. In addition, Newnan is safer than 4% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Georgia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Newnan. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Newnan is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newnan

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newnan is 1 in 83
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newnan is 1 in 50
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Newnan is 1 in 31
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Newnan? In Newnan, you have a 1 in 83 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 50. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Newnan, GA is 1 in 31.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Newnan is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Newnan has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 5% in Newnan, while property crimes in Newnan have increased by 20%. Total crime has increased by 14% year over year.

        Newnan police department

        Item Newnan Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8311,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.03.3
        There are a total of 83 Newnan police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.5% less than the Georgia average and 25.1% 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
        Senoia, GA4,38655364418
        Tyrone, GA7,42751480531
        Chattahoochee Hills, GA2,780121556677
        Palmetto, GA4,80259846905
        Sharpsburg, GA483169780950
        East Newnan, GA6241828401,023
        Peachtree City, GA35,844311,0201,051
        Newnan, GA40,2271,2132,0403,253

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Valrico, FL40,2592261,3681,594
        Gallatin, TN40,262254672926
        Holyoke, MA40,1619593,7194,678
        Woburn, MA40,2971429381,081
        Quincy, IL40,1114032,3612,763
        Newnan, GA40,2271,2132,0403,253
        Source: The Newnan, 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.