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Total crime 183%
Violent crime 149%
Property crime 190%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaycross/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime887n/a (estimate)6,6382,4082,346
Murder3n/a22.58.86.5
Rape16n/a119.731.938.4
Robbery24n/a179.665.573.9
Assault86n/a643.6293.8279.7
Violent crime129n/a (estimate)965400388
Burglary144n/a1,077.6290.7314.2
Theft571n/a4,273.01,478.51,398.0
Vehicle theft43n/a321.8238.2246.0
Property crime758n/a (estimate)5,6722,0071,958

Key findings

  • Waycross crime rates are 183% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waycross are 149% higher than the national average
  • In Waycross you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waycross is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waycross has increased by 9%

Waycross crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Waycross (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Waycross for every 100,000 residents. The Waycross total amount of daily crime is 2.76 times more than the Georgia average and 2.83 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Waycross, is 2.41 times more than the Georgia average, and it is 2.49 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Waycross has a daily crime average that is 2.83 times more than the Georgia average and 2.90 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Waycross (higher is better)

      Is Waycross safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Georgia as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Waycross to other cities in the state and across the country, Waycross is 4% safer than other cities of Georgia and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. Waycross has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waycross

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waycross is 1 in 104
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waycross is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waycross is 1 in 16
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Waycross, Georgia? If you reside in Waycross, then there is a 1 in 104 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waycross.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Waycross, GA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Waycross has increased by 87%, while the property crime rate in Waycross has increased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Waycross has increased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Waycross police department

      ItemWaycrossGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6911,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.64.03.3
      There are a total of 69 Waycross police officers. This results in 4.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.2% greater than the Georgia average and 42.7% 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
      Deenwood, GA2,1952041,0261,230
      Patterson, GA5604932,4742,967
      Hoboken, GA6565302,6623,192
      Offerman, GA4595562,7913,347
      Blackshear, GA3,5463683,7344,102
      Waycross, GA14,1889655,6726,638

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Dentsville, SC14,1925983,0663,665
      New Franklin, OH14,19564609673
      Setauket-East Setauket, NY14,174139538676
      Greenlawn, NY14,2082178421,059
      Brooklyn Park, MD14,1594982,0052,503
      Waycross, GA14,1889655,6726,638
      Source: The Waycross, 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.