Powder Springs, GA
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The crime rate in Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Powder Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Powder Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Powder Springs, 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 Powder Springs is one in 113.

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 Powder Springs 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Powder Springs's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Powder Springs 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 Powder Springs is one in 34.

Powder Springs Crime Data

 
Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Powder Springs Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

131

438

569

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.84

29.54

38.38

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Powder Springs 8.84
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 113

in Powder Springs

1 in 264

in Georgia
Powder Springs VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 14,826
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 0 25 104
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.00 1.69 7.01
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
Powder Springs 29.54
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Powder Springs

1 in 33

in Georgia
Powder Springs Property CRIMES
Population: 14,826
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 103 324 11
Rate per 1,000 6.95 21.85 0.74
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

Powder Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Powder Springs 79
Georgia 30