Pelham, GA
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Pelham, 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

The crime rate in Pelham is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Pelham is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Pelham is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Pelham has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 3,708, Pelham has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Pelham 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 Pelham.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pelham 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 Pelham; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 371. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pelham's rate for property crime is 36 per one thousand population. This makes Pelham 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 Pelham is one in 28.

Pelham Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Pelham Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10

132

142

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.70

35.60

38.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pelham 2.70
Georgia 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 371

in Pelham

1 in 264

in Georgia

Pelham VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,708
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 7
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.81 1.89

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
Pelham 35.60
Georgia 30.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Pelham

1 in 33

in Georgia

Pelham Property CRIMES

Population: 3,708
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 90 9
Rate per 1,000 8.90 24.27 2.43

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

Pelham Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pelham 35
Georgia 30

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