Reported Annual Crime In Waynesboro

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesboro/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime268n/a (estimate)4,7273,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaynesboro/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a17.66.75.3
Rape2n/a35.326.141.7
Robbery12n/a211.796.398.0
Assault35n/a617.4228.1248.9
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)882357383
Burglary38n/a670.3530.9430.4
Theft165n/a2,910.62,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft15n/a264.6251.8237.4
Property crime218n/a (estimate)3,8452,8602,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Waynesboro, GA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Waynesboro, GA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Waynesboro, GA crime rates are 47% higher than in comparison to the Georgia mean and are 72% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Waynesboro, GA has a rate that is 147% higher than the Georgia average; compared to the United States, it is 130% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Waynesboro, GA is 34% higher than its state's mean, and 63% higher than the country's average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Waynesboro crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waynesboro is 72% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.95 daily crimes that occur in Waynesboro.
  • Waynesboro is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waynesboro you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waynesboro has decreased by 44%.

Compare Waynesboro, GA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Waynesboro (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waynesboro, GA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national scale. In Waynesboro, GA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.47 times more than the Georgia average and 1.72 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Waynesboro, GA is 2.47 times more than the Georgia average and 2.30 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Waynesboro, GA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.34 times more than the Georgia average and 1.63 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Waynesboro (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Waynesboro, 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 Waynesboro, GA to other cities in the state and across the country, Waynesboro, GA is 10% 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, Waynesboro, GA has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Waynesboro, GA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waynesboro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 114
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waynesboro is 1 in 22
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Waynesboro, GA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Waynesboro, GA you have a 1 in 114 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Waynesboro, GA.

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

A good indicator of whether Waynesboro, GA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Waynesboro, GA has decreased by 30%, while the property crime rate in Waynesboro, GA has decreased by 46% year over year. The number of total crimes in Waynesboro, GA has decreased by 44% 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
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
Blythe, GA7191451,0161,161
Hephzibah, GA3,936261,6501,676
Sardis, GA8756183,8114,428
Vidette, GA1475094,0744,583
Waynesboro, GA5,7558823,8454,727

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Marlow Heights, MD5,7554962,2062,702
Delano, MN5,7541751,6071,782
Holdenville, OK5,7561591,4481,607
Fairwood, MD5,7561938561,049
Trooper, PA5,754110577687
Waynesboro, GA5,7558823,8454,727
Source: The Waynesboro, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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