Reported Annual Crime In Waycross

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaycross/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,063n/a (estimate)7,6293,4022,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaycross/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a35.96.65.3
Rape7n/a50.234.040.4
Robbery23n/a165.1118.4102.8
Assault67n/a480.8238.5248.5
Violent crime102n/a (estimate)732398386
Burglary125n/a897.1614.4468.9
Theft814n/a5,841.82,130.11,745.0
Vehicle theft22n/a157.9259.9236.9
Property crime961n/a (estimate)6,8973,0052,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Waycross, GA. All reported Waycross, GA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Waycross, GA overall crime rate is 124% higher than in comparison to the Georgia average; and is also 169% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Waycross, GA, the rate is 84% higher than compared to the Georgia average, and 89% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Waycross, GA comes in at 130% higher than to the average seen in Georgia, and 181% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waycross is 169% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.9 daily crimes that occur in Waycross.
  • Waycross is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waycross you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waycross has increased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Waycross (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Waycross, GA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Georgia as well as those across America as a whole. The Waycross, GA total amount of daily offenses is 2.24 times more than the Georgia average and 2.69 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Waycross, GA is 1.84 times more than the Georgia average, and it is 1.89 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Waycross, GA has a daily crime figure that is 2.30 times more than the Georgia average and 2.81 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Waycross (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Waycross, GA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Georgia as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Waycross, GA to other cities in the state and across the country, Waycross, GA is 11% safer than other cities of Georgia and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Georgia cities and all around the United States, Waycross, GA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Waycross, GA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waycross

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waycross is 1 in 137
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waycross is 1 in 15
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waycross is 1 in 14
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Waycross, GA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Waycross, GA, then there is a 1 in 137 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 15. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 14 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Waycross, GA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Waycross, GA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Waycross, GA has increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Waycross, GA has increased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Waycross, GA has increased by 2% 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
Georgia19,209228222
There are a total of 19,209 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 228 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
Patterson, GA560000
Hoboken, GA6560377377
Deenwood, GA2,1952031,5351,738
Offerman, GA4595544,1784,731
Blackshear, GA3,5461,1363,7144,850
Waycross, GA14,1887326,8977,629

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Dentsville, SC14,1925663,6564,221
New Franklin, OH14,19563770833
Setauket-East Setauket, NY14,174143589732
Greenlawn, NY14,2082249231,147
Brooklyn Park, MD14,1595882,8443,432
Waycross, GA14,1887326,8977,629
Source: The Waycross, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.