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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 peoplePelham/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime90n/a (estimate)2,6632,0582,324
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)266367370
Vehicle theft9n/a266.3206.5282.7
Property crime81n/a (estimate)2,3961,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pelham, GA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Pelham is 14.6% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Pelham, there were 9 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 266 per 100,000 individuals, 28% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 81 property crimes, amounting to 2396 per 100,000 residents, 22.6% higher than the U.S. average.

The Pelham crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in Pelham, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

Pelham 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Pelham?

What do the local residents think about crime in Pelham? Well, based on a recent survey of 5 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 80% of Pelham residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 20% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Pelham a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Pelham 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, Pelham has an overall crime rate that is 15% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.25 daily occurrences, comprising 0.02 violent crimes and 0.22 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Pelham as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Pelham Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Pelham crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Pelham has decreased by 8.2% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 50% and property crime has decreased by 1.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pelham

Pelham has a poverty rate that stands at 24.7, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Pelham crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

In Pelham, 64.3% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community 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.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Pelham is $86,600, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Pelham crime map

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

      • Pelham crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Pelham are 28% lower than the national average
      • In Pelham you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Pelham is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Pelham has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Pelham (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Pelham for every 100,000 residents. The Pelham total amount of daily crime is 1.29 times more than the Georgia average and 1.15 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Pelham, is 1.38 times less than the Georgia average, and it is 1.39 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Pelham has a daily crime average that is 1.42 times more than the Georgia average and 1.23 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Pelham (higher is better)

        How safe is Pelham, Georgia compared to other cities in Georgia and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pelham is safer than 43% of the cities in Georgia and 34% 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 Pelham. Overall, Pelham is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pelham

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pelham is 1 in 376
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pelham is 1 in 42
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pelham is 1 in 38
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Pelham, Georgia you have a 1 in 376 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pelham.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Pelham, Georgia (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Pelham has decreased by 50%, the amount of property crime in Pelham has increased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Pelham has decreased by 9% year over year.

        Pelham police department

        Item Pelham Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1111,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.03.3
        There are a total of 11 Pelham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.3% less than the Georgia average and 14% 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
        Doerun, GA7491409821,122
        Camilla, GA5,0872202,0002,220
        Newton, GA5755282,4322,960
        Sale City, GA4055432,5023,044
        Ochlocknee, GA7185672,6153,182
        Meigs, GA1,0685722,6343,205
        Pelham, GA3,5022662,3962,663

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Port St. Joe, FL3,5021438621,004
        Broken Bow, NE3,50329116145
        Lavon, TX3,50480589669
        Yuma, CO3,5003262,0892,415
        Park City, TN3,5003001,1121,412
        Pelham, GA3,5022662,3962,663
        Source: The Pelham, 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.