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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWoodstock/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime442n/a (estimate)1,1842,0582,324
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)96367370
Vehicle theft19n/a50.9206.5282.7
Property crime406n/a (estimate)1,0881,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Woodstock, GA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Woodstock is 49.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Woodstock, there were 36 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 96 per 100,000 individuals, 73.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 406 property crimes, amounting to 1088 per 100,000 residents, 44.3% lower than the U.S. average.

Woodstock stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 96 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Woodstock secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Woodstock recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Woodstock?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Woodstock. Based on the results of the surveys (25 responses), 64% of people felt that there was very little crime in Woodstock and felt safe walking alone at night. While 36% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Woodstock a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Woodstock a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Woodstock crime rate is 49% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.21 crimes per day - 0.1 violent crimes and 1.11 property crimes.

Has Crime in Woodstock Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Woodstock. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Woodstock has increased by 13.6%. Violent crimes have decreased by 18.2%, while property crimes have increased by 17.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Woodstock

Woodstock has a poverty rate of 4.6, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

In Woodstock, the cost of living is 3.06% higher than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Woodstock is $265,300, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Woodstock crime map

The Woodstock crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Woodstock as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Woodstock crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Woodstock crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Woodstock crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Woodstock are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Woodstock you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Woodstock is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Woodstock has increased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Woodstock (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Woodstock, per 100,000 residents. In Woodstock, the total number of daily crimes is 1.74 times less than the Georgia average and 1.96 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Woodstock are 3.81 times less than the Georgia average and 3.83 times less than the national average. For property crime, Woodstock has a daily crime rate that is 1.55 times less than the Georgia average and 1.80 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Woodstock (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Woodstock, Georgia compared to other areas of Georgia, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Woodstock safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Woodstock is safer than 77% of Georgia cities, and 71% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Georgia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Woodstock. At this time, Woodstock sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Woodstock

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Woodstock is 1 in 1037
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Woodstock is 1 in 92
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Woodstock is 1 in 85
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Woodstock? If you reside in Woodstock, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1037. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 92 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Woodstock, is 1 in 85.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Woodstock, Georgia (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Woodstock has decreased by 24%, the amount of property crime in Woodstock has increased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Woodstock has increased by 6% year over year.

        Woodstock police department

        Item Woodstock Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6211,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.03.3
        There are a total of 62 Woodstock police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.3% less than the Georgia average and 22.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Georgia

        State Total offenders Georgia /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Holly Springs, GA13,68216340357
        Milton, GA39,25270632702
        Kennesaw, GA34,2321949981,192
        Acworth, GA22,6831131,2491,362
        Roswell, GA94,8841871,2081,395
        Alpharetta, GA66,5662751,3031,577
        Sandy Springs, GA108,1801391,4961,635
        Woodstock, GA32,310961,0881,184

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Bethel Park, PA32,3102691,4231,691
        Spring Valley, NY32,2955832,3402,923
        West Little River, FL32,2933912,3632,754
        La Verne, CA32,3461902,2092,399
        Fallbrook, CA32,3595842,7383,322
        Woodstock, GA32,310961,0881,184
        Source: The Woodstock, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.