Cairo, GA
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Cairo, GA crime analytics

The crime rate in Cairo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Cairo is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Cairo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Cairo has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cairo to other communities of similar population, then Cairo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cairo does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cairo 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 Cairo.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cairo occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cairo; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 390. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Cairo 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cairo's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Cairo a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Cairo is one in 32.

Cairo Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Cairo Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Cairo 2.56
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 390

in Cairo

1 in 264

in Georgia
Population: 9,752
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 * 12 11
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.10 1.23 1.13
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
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)

Cairo 31.28
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Cairo

1 in 33

in Georgia
Cairo Property CRIMES
Population: 9,752
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 50 239 16
Rate per 1,000 5.13 24.51 1.64
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

Cairo Crimes Per Square Mile

Cairo 34
Georgia 30

Popular Neighborhoods in Cairo

Zip Codes in Cairo, GA