Reported Annual Crime In Savannah

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSavannah/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,942n/a (estimate)2,8652,9002,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSavannah/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder28n/a11.66.15.0
Rape85n/a35.125.242.6
Robbery267n/a110.278.786.2
Assault602n/a248.5216.6246.8
Violent crime982n/a (estimate)405327381
Burglary884n/a364.9431.3376.0
Theft4,420n/a1,824.41,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft656n/a270.8235.4228.9
Property crime5,960n/a (estimate)2,4602,5742,200
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Savannah, GA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Savannah, GA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Savannah, GA averages 1% lower than the rest of Georgia while the rate of crime on a national scale is 11% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Savannah, GA is 24% higher than the average rate of crime in Georgia and 7% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 4% lower than the remainder of the state of Georgia and 12% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Savannah, GA area.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Savannah is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.85 daily crimes that occur in Savannah.
  • Savannah is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Savannah you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Savannah has decreased by 30%.

Compare Savannah, GA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Savannah (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Savannah, GA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national level. In Savannah, GA the total number of daily crimes is 1.01 times less than the Georgia average and 1.11 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Savannah, GA is 1.24 times more than the Georgia average and 1.07 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Savannah, GA has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Georgia average and 1.12 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Savannah (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Savannah, GA compared to other areas of Georgia, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Savannah, GA safer than 29% when compared to other Georgia cities, and 17% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Georgia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Savannah, GA. At this time, Savannah, GA sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Savannah

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Savannah is 1 in 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Savannah is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Savannah is 1 in 35
      Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Savannah, GA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Savannah, GA, then there is a 1 in 247 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 41. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 35 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Savannah, GA.

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

      The year over year crime rate for Savannah, GA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Savannah, GA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 17% in Savannah, GA, while property crimes in Savannah, GA have decreased by 32%. Crimes in total for Savannah, GA have decreased by 30% year over year.

      Savannah police department

      ItemSavannahGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)82111,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.03.3

      Sex offenders in Georgia

      StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
      Georgia23,117275266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Talahi Island, GA1,45446361407
      Isle of Hope, GA2,56451404455
      Henderson, GA1,68180628708
      Whitemarsh Island, GA6,922106837943
      Skidaway Island, GA7,9501159031,018
      Dutch Island, GA9431321,0401,172
      Vernonburg, GA1201321,0401,172
      Savannah, GA144,7174052,4602,865

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Metairie, LA144,7723672,2342,601
      Syracuse, NY144,3507033,0883,791
      Frisco, TX145,646871,3641,450
      Mesquite, TX143,7713963,6234,020
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Savannah, GA144,7174052,4602,865
      Source: The Savannah, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.