Lithonia, GA
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Lithonia, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 43 per one thousand residents, Lithonia 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 24. Within Georgia, more than 82% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lithonia.

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 2,352, Lithonia has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Lithonia 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 Lithonia.

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

For Lithonia, 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 Lithonia is one in 168.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Lithonia is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Lithonia, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Lithonia 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 Lithonia is one in 196.

Lithonia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Lithonia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

86

100

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.95

36.56

42.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lithonia 5.95
Georgia 3.27

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 168

in Lithonia

1 in 306

in Georgia

Lithonia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,352
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lithonia 36.56
Georgia 25.74

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Lithonia

1 in 39

in Georgia

Lithonia Property CRIMES

Population: 2,352
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Lithonia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lithonia 112
Georgia 26