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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 23%
Property crime 68%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleValdosta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,154 (estimate)2,9002,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.15.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a78.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a216.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)468 (estimate)327381
Burglaryn/an/an/a431.3376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a235.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,686 (estimate)2,5742,200

Key findings

  • Valdosta crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Valdosta are 23% higher than the national average
  • In Valdosta you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Valdosta is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Valdosta has decreased by 29%

Valdosta crime map

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The Valdosta crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Valdosta 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 Valdosta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Valdosta (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Valdosta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Valdosta is 1 in 214
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Valdosta is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Valdosta is 1 in 25

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

      Valdosta police department

      ItemValdostaGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17511,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.14.03.3
      There are a total of 175 Valdosta police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.9% less than the Georgia average and 4.9% less 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lake Park, GA9052201,4301,650
      Lakeland, GA3,3482371,8682,105
      Hahira, GA2,8771672,8783,046
      Dasher, GA9033843,0253,409
      Cecil, GA3514823,7964,278
      Morven, GA5395033,9634,466
      Remerton, GA1,2451,1855,8347,019
      Valdosta, GA56,7174683,6864,154

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670922,6512,743
      Oak Lawn, IL56,7741451,3541,498
      Santee, CA56,8391851,5071,693
      Brentwood, CA56,9232372,0542,291
      Midwest City, OK56,9303123,1103,422
      Valdosta, GA56,7174683,6864,154
      Source: The Valdosta, 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.