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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 46%
Property crime 14%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSylvester/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime108n/a (estimate)1,8842,4082,346
Murder0n/a0.08.86.5
Rape1n/a17.431.938.4
Robbery0n/a0.065.573.9
Assault11n/a191.9293.8279.7
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)209400388
Burglary18n/a314.0290.7314.2
Theft77n/a1,343.31,478.51,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a17.4238.2246.0
Property crime96n/a (estimate)1,6752,0071,958

Key findings

  • Sylvester crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sylvester are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Sylvester you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sylvester is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sylvester has decreased by 40%

Sylvester crime map

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The Sylvester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sylvester as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sylvester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sylvester (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sylvester, GA per 100,000 people. In Sylvester, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.28 times less than the Georgia average and 1.25 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sylvester is 1.91 times less than the Georgia average and 1.85 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sylvester has a daily crime rate that is 1.20 times less than the Georgia average and 1.17 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Sylvester (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Georgia and all other cities across the US, is Sylvester safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Sylvester is safer than 59% of other cities in the state of Georgia. In addition, Sylvester is safer than 48% 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 Sylvester. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Sylvester is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sylvester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sylvester is 1 in 478
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sylvester is 1 in 60
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sylvester is 1 in 54
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Sylvester, Georgia you have a 1 in 478 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 60 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sylvester.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Sylvester is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Sylvester has decreased by 47% and the rate of property crime in Sylvester has decreased by 39%. The total crime rate in Sylvester has decreased by 40% year to year.

      Sylvester police department

      ItemSylvesterGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2611,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.14.03.3
      There are a total of 26 Sylvester police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.9% greater than the Georgia average and 26.5% greater than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Doerun, GA72301,1951,195
      Ty Ty, GA1,0152231,1191,342
      Poulan, GA8675922,9713,563
      Sumner, GA4285993,0063,605
      Ashburn, GA3,7828832,9533,837
      Omega, GA1,1115733,2763,849
      Sycamore, GA7666463,2433,890
      Sylvester, GA6,1082091,6751,884

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East Farmingdale, NY6,1082409311,171
      Beardstown, IL6,1098294,7195,548
      Loudoun Valley Estates, VA6,10968474541
      Hartford City, IN6,110214517731
      Rochester, IN6,1103511,7502,102
      Sylvester, GA6,1082091,6751,884
      Source: The Sylvester, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.