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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 peopleSummerville/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime94n/a (estimate)2,1432,0582,324
Violent crime17n/a (estimate)388367370
Vehicle theft3n/a68.4206.5282.7
Property crime77n/a (estimate)1,7551,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Summerville, GA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Summerville is 7.8% lower 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 Summerville, there were 17 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 388 per 100,000 individuals, 4.8% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 77 property crimes, amounting to 1755 per 100,000 residents, 10.2% lower than the U.S. average.

The Summerville 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 Summerville, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

Summerville exhibits a violent crime rate that closely echoes the national average reported by all cities, with 388 incidents per 100,000 people, in line with the nationwide figure of 370. This uniformity underscores Summerville as a community where safety standards align seamlessly with the broader national context, delivering residents a steadfast and dependable sense of security.

Summerville 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.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Summerville is very similar to the national average. Summerville had a property crime rate of 1755, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Summerville?

AreaVibes surveyed 5 local residents in Summerville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 40% of people answered that there was very little crime in Summerville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 60% 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 Summerville a Safe Place to Live?

Is Summerville 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, Summerville has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 8%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.26 daily incidents, encompassing 0.05 violent crimes and 0.21 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Summerville as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Summerville

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 Summerville 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. Summerville has an unemployment rate of 2.3%, 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 Summerville stands at $56,200, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

In Summerville, the average rental rates are $542 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Summerville crime map

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

      • Summerville crime rates are 8% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Summerville are 5% higher than the national average
      • In Summerville you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Summerville is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Summerville has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Summerville (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Summerville, GA per 100,000 people. In Summerville, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.04 times more than the Georgia average and 1.08 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Summerville is 1.06 times more than the Georgia average and 1.05 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Summerville has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Georgia average and 1.11 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Summerville (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Summerville to every other city in Georgia, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Summerville safe? The gauges above illustrate that Summerville is safer than 36% of every city located within Georgia along with 28% 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, Summerville, GA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Summerville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Summerville is 1 in 259
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Summerville is 1 in 57
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Summerville is 1 in 47
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Summerville, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 259. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 57 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 Summerville is 1 in 47.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Summerville, GA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Summerville has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Summerville has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Summerville has decreased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Summerville police department

        Item Summerville Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1711,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.03.3
        There are a total of 17 Summerville police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.1% less than the Georgia average and 15.4% greater 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
        Trion, GA2,4402139801,193
        Gaylesville, AL1785212,2172,739
        Mentone, AL32702,7952,795
        Menlo, GA5805412,4933,035
        Lyerly, GA4875642,5993,163
        Rome, GA36,5188443,9154,759
        Summerville, GA4,2833881,7552,143

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lamar, MO4,2841394,4234,562
        Alvarado, TX4,2825631,3631,926
        Ashville, OH4,2812131,0861,299
        Plymouth, NH4,2811951,3671,562
        Medford, WI4,2851631,8151,978
        Summerville, GA4,2833881,7552,143
        Source: The Summerville, 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.