Columbus, GA
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Columbus, GA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 62 per one thousand residents, Columbus 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 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Columbus.

Importantly, when you compare Columbus to other communities of similar population, then Columbus crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus.

For Columbus, 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 Columbus is one in 172.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Columbus is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Columbus, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 57 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Columbus has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Columbus is one in 190.

Columbus Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Columbus Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,167

11,339

12,506

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.82

56.53

62.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbus 5.82
Georgia 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 172

in Columbus

1 in 264

in Georgia

Columbus VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 200,579
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 102 * 548 498
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.51 2.73 2.48
* 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
Columbus 56.53
Georgia 30.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Columbus

1 in 33

in Georgia

Columbus Property CRIMES

Population: 200,579
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,565 7,717 1,057
Rate per 1,000 12.79 38.47 5.27

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

Columbus Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbus 57
Georgia 30