Jonesboro, GA
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Jonesboro 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 19. Within Georgia, more than 86% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Jonesboro.

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 4,746, Jonesboro has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 216. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Jonesboro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Jonesboro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro is one in 83.

Jonesboro Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Jonesboro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

222

244

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.64

46.78

51.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jonesboro 4.64
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 216

in Jonesboro

1 in 264

in Georgia
Jonesboro VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,746
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 8 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 1.69 2.95
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
Jonesboro 46.78
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Jonesboro

1 in 33

in Georgia
Jonesboro Property CRIMES
Population: 4,746
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 137 57
Rate per 1,000 5.90 28.87 12.01
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

Jonesboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Jonesboro 97
Georgia 30