Albany, GA
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With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Albany has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 15. Within Georgia, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Albany. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Albany to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 74,843, Albany has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Albany does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Albany.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Albany does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Albany.

For Albany, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Albany is one in 91.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Albany experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Albany is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Albany, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Albany Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Albany Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

821

4,046

4,867

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.97

54.06

65.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 10.97
Georgia 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 91

in Albany

1 in 264

in Georgia

Albany VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 74,843
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 52 * 203 556
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.69 2.71 7.43
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 54.06
Georgia 30.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Albany

1 in 33

in Georgia

Albany Property CRIMES

Population: 74,843
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,142 2,754 150
Rate per 1,000 15.26 36.80 2.00

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Albany Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Albany 87
Georgia 30