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Total crime 45%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 46%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesboro/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime205n/a (estimate)3,7532,9002,580
Murder1n/a18.36.15.0
Rape3n/a54.925.242.6
Robbery3n/a54.978.786.2
Assault22n/a402.8216.6246.8
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)531327381
Burglary37n/a677.4431.3376.0
Theft133n/a2,435.01,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a109.8235.4228.9
Property crime176n/a (estimate)3,2222,5742,200

Key findings

  • Waynesboro crime rates are 45% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waynesboro are 40% higher than the national average
  • In Waynesboro you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waynesboro is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waynesboro has decreased by 21%

Waynesboro crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Waynesboro (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waynesboro, GA per 100,000 people. In Waynesboro, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.29 times more than the Georgia average and 1.45 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Waynesboro is 1.63 times more than the Georgia average and 1.40 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Waynesboro has a daily crime rate that is 1.25 times more than the Georgia average and 1.46 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Waynesboro (higher is better)

      Is Waynesboro 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 Waynesboro to other cities in the state and across the country, Waynesboro is 25% safer than other cities of Georgia and 14% safer than other cities in the nation. Waynesboro has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waynesboro

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 27
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Waynesboro? In Waynesboro, GA you have a 1 in 189 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waynesboro.

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

      A good indicator of whether Waynesboro is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Waynesboro has decreased by 40%, while the property crime rate in Waynesboro has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Waynesboro has decreased by 21% year over year.

      Waynesboro police department

      ItemWaynesboroGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3211,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.44.03.3
      There are a total of 32 Waynesboro police officers. This results in 5.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.7% greater than the Georgia average and 67.5% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blythe, GA719000
      Hephzibah, GA3,9361761,3831,559
      Sardis, GA87502,2752,275
      Vidette, GA1474663,6674,132
      Waynesboro, GA5,7555313,2223,753

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marlow Heights, MD5,7554662,0182,484
      Trooper, PA5,754107522629
      Holdenville, OK5,7561271,5231,650
      Delano, MN5,7541611,4621,623
      Fairwood, MD5,756181783964
      Waynesboro, GA5,7555313,2223,753
      Source: The Waynesboro, 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.