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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 peopleSnellville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime507n/a (estimate)2,4162,0582,324
Violent crime38n/a (estimate)181367370
Vehicle theft25n/a119.1206.5282.7
Property crime469n/a (estimate)2,2351,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Snellville, 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 Snellville crime rate is higher than the national average by 3.9%. Specifically, there were 38 violent crimes in Snellville, equivalent to 181 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 51%. Furthermore, Snellville recorded 469 property crimes, amounting to 2235 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 14.3%.

In terms of the total Snellville crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Snellville, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Although the murder rates in America have decreased steadily since 1990, over the last few years there has been an uptick. Snellville has one of the highest murder rates in the country when compared to all other cities that reported crime in the U.S. There were a total of 4 murders in Snellville, which is 19 murders per 100,000 people.

In the most recent release, Snellville reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Snellville, there were 2235 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Snellville?

AreaVibes surveyed 49 local residents in Snellville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 33% of people answered that there was very little crime in Snellville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 67% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Snellville a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Snellville 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, Snellville has an overall crime rate that is 4% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.39 daily occurrences, comprising 0.1 violent crimes and 1.28 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Snellville as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Snellville Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Snellville has increased by 18.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Snellville, 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 decreased by 22.5%, while property crime has increased by 23.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Snellville is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Snellville

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Snellville crime rate. The poverty level in Snellville is 6.2%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Snellville has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.91 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Snellville, the average rental rates are $1,522 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Snellville crime map

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

      • Snellville crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Snellville are 51% lower than the national average
      • In Snellville you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Snellville is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Snellville has increased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Snellville (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Snellville, GA per 100,000 people. In Snellville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times more than the Georgia average and 1.04 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Snellville is 2.03 times less than the Georgia average and 2.04 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Snellville has a daily crime rate that is 1.32 times more than the Georgia average and 1.14 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Snellville (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Snellville, Georgia compared to other areas of Georgia, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Snellville safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Snellville is safer than 53% of Georgia cities, and 45% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Snellville. At this time, Snellville sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Snellville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Snellville is 1 in 553
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Snellville is 1 in 45
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Snellville is 1 in 42
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Snellville, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 553. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 45 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Snellville is 1 in 42.

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

        A good indicator of whether Snellville 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 Snellville has decreased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Snellville has increased by 20% year over year. The number of total crimes in Snellville has increased by 15% year over year.

        Snellville police department

        Item Snellville Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5511,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.03.3
        There are a total of 55 Snellville police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.4% less than the Georgia average and 10.4% 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
        Avondale Estates, GA3,14270322392
        Grayson, GA4,30382379461
        Johns Creek, GA84,55141475516
        Walnut Grove, GA1,739152701853
        Mountain Park city, GA638152702855
        Peachtree Corners, GA43,516159731889
        Snellville, GA19,9231812,2352,416

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Fort Mill, SC19,92068741809
        Havelock, NC19,9271992,0052,204
        Ennis, TX19,9171212,0182,139
        Parma Heights, OH19,91625389414
        North Ogden, UT19,93086778865
        Snellville, GA19,9231812,2352,416
        Source: The Snellville, 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.