Albany, GA
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Albany, GA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 64 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 16. Within Georgia, more than 93% 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 73,801, 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 83.

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 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Albany Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Albany Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

889

3,832

4,721

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.05

51.92

63.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 12.05
Georgia 3.98

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 83

in Albany

1 in 252

in Georgia

Albany VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 73,801
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16 41 * 206 626
Rate per 1,000 0.22 0.56 2.79 8.48
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Albany 51.92
Georgia 30.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Albany

1 in 33

in Georgia

Albany Property CRIMES

Population: 73,801
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 890 2,795 147
Rate per 1,000 12.06 37.87 1.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Albany Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Albany 84
Georgia 30