Covington, GA
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With a crime rate of 58 per one thousand residents, Covington 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 17. Within Georgia, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Covington.

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 13,916, Covington has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Covington 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 Covington.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Covington 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 Covington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 296. 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 Covington 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 Covington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Covington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 55 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Covington 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 Covington is one in 357.

Covington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Covington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

47

761

808

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.38

54.69

58.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Covington 3.38
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 296

in Covington

1 in 264

in Georgia
Covington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,916
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 7 * 14 24
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.50 1.01 1.72
* 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
Covington 54.69
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Covington

1 in 33

in Georgia
Covington Property CRIMES
Population: 13,916
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 138 584 39
Rate per 1,000 9.92 41.97 2.80
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

Covington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Covington 52
Georgia 30