Georgia's Most Dangerous Cities

Georgia's Most Dangerous Cities

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The CQ Press released FBI based Statistics on the “most dangerous cities” in the country this past Sunday, Nov. 21st and Augusta wasn’t on it. 

According to the study Augusta is one of 11 cities that did not provide crime statistics. 

The study states that “crime statistics for these cities were unavailable for a number of reasons, ranging from general reporting difficulties and computer issues to changes in reporting systems.” 

Georgia "most dangerous" cities on the list include:

Atlanta, 25th

Macon, 38th

Albany, 56th

Columbus 78th 

Four hundred cities with a population of more than 75,000 are on the list. 

The statistics used are from 2009 and include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. 

There were 26 murders in Augusta in 2009. There have been 37 murders in Augusta as of November 26th, 2010.

Here’s a link to the study.http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/City_crime_rate_2010-2011_hightolow.pdf 

Here’s a link to the “missing cities” section. http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/CityCrimeRankings_MissingCities.pdf

Top 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Georgia

What are the most dangerous cities in Georgia? To get the lowdown on the cities in Georgia that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. A crime is a crime, so we took both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Georgia’s most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were included. We also excluded cities with overall crime rates under 70.

 

1. College Park, GA: Georgia’s Most Dangerous City

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: College Park, GA

Population: 14,513
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.19 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 122.30 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 142.49 per 1,000 residents

College Park has a crime rate of about 142 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in College Park? One in 7.

College Park’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

These statistics make College Park the most dangerous city in Georgia.

College Park is also one of the top 20 most dangerous cities in the USA

2. Stone Mountain, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Stone Mountain, GA

Population: 5,934
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.38 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.23 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 70.61 per 1,000 residents

Stone Mountain has a crime rate of about 71 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Stone Mountain? One in 13.

Stone Mountain’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #24

3. Swainsboro, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Swainsboro, GA

Population: 7,346
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 17.70 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 91.89 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 109.58 per 1,000 residents

Swainsboro has a crime rate of about 110 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Swainsboro? One in 9.

Swainsboro’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

4. Brunswick, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Brunswick, GA

Population: 15,691
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 14.02 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 70.93 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 84.95 per 1,000 residents

Brunswick has a crime rate of about 85 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Brunswick? One in 12.

Brunswick’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #11

5. Atlanta, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Atlanta, GA

Population: 437,041
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.79 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 65.33 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 79.13 per 1,000 residents

Atlanta has a crime rate of about 79 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Atlanta? One in 12.

Atlanta’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #14

6. Americus, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Americus, GA

Population: 16,988
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 12.89 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 71.82 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 84.71 per 1,000 residents

Americus has a crime rate of about 85 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Americus? One in 11.

Americus’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #12

7. East Point, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: East Point, GA

Population: 35,155
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 11.98 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 108.63 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 120.61 per 1,000 residents

East Point has a crime rate of about 121 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in East Point? One in 8.

East Point’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

8. Albany, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Albany, GA

Population: 78,512
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.36 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 63.70 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 74.05 per 1,000 residents

Albany has a crime rate of about 74 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Albany? One in 13.

Albany’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #20

9. Cedartown, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Cedarwood, GA

Population: 9,695
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.90 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 94.89 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 104.80 per 1,000 residents

Cedartown has a crime rate of about 105 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Cedartown? One in 10.

Cedartown’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #6

10. Douglas, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Douglas, GA

Population: 11,665
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.77 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 93.53 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 103.30 per 1,000 residents

Douglas has a crime rate of about 103 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Douglas? One in 9.

Douglas’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #7

11. Griffin, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Griffin, GA

Population: 23,880
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.46 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 70.18 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 78.64 per 1,000 residents

Griffin has a crime rate of about 79 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Griffin? One in 13.

Griffin’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #15

12. Norcross, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Norcross, GA

Population: 9,440
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.37 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 65.47 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 73.83 per 1,000 residents

Norcross has a crime rate of about 74 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Norcross? One in 14.

Norcross’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #21

13. Union City, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Union City, GA

Population: 20,293
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.18 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 80.91 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 89.09 per 1,000 residents

Union City has a crime rate of about 89 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Union City? One in 11.

Union City’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #9

14. Cordele, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Cordele, GA

Population: 11,397
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.98 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 86.95 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 94.94 per 1,000 residents

Cordele has a crime rate of about 95 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Cordele? One in 11.

Cordele’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #8

15. Eastman, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Eastman, GA

Population: 5,037
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.35 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 112.96 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 120.31 per 1,000 residents

Eastman has a crime rate of about 120 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Eastman? One in 8.

Eastman’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #4

16. Tifton, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Tifton, GA

Population: 17,049
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.21 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 70.68 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 77.89 per 1,000 residents

Tifton has a crime rate of about 78 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Tifton? One in 12.

Tifton’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #18

17. Dublin, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Dublin, GA

Population: 16,215
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 7.09 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 66.05 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 73.14 per 1,000 residents

Dublin has a crime rate of about 73 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Dublin? One in 14.

Dublin’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #22

18. Jesup, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Jesup, GA

Population: 10,388
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.83 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 75.57 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.40 per 1,000 residents

Jesup has a crime rate of about 82 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Jesup? One in 12.

Jesup’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #13

19. Macon, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Macon, GA

Population: 92,836
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.28 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 72.16 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 78.44 per 1,000 residents

Macon has a crime rate of about 78 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Macon? One in 13.

Macon’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #16

20. Hapeville, GA

Dangerous Cities in Georgia: Hapeville, GA

Population: 6,648
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.17 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 80.93 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 87.09 per 1,000 residents

Hapeville has a crime rate of about 87 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Hapeville? One in 11.

Hapeville’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #10

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

*Only cities included in the 2012 FBI UCR with populations of 5,000 or higher with overall crime rates over 70 were considered for our rankings.

- See more at: http://www.georgianewsday.com/georgia/338455-most-dangerous-cities-in-georgia.html#sthash.fiNs9541.dpuf
 
 
 
 
By Lena Sullivan 11/28/2010 19:21:00

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