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St. Simons Island, 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 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 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 about Scout's Crime Data

St. Simons Island has an overall crime rate of 11 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in St. Simons Island is 1 in 93. How does St. Simons Island fare compared to other communities in Georgia of all population sizes? St. Simons Island's crime rate is lower than approximately 52% of Georgia communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, St. Simons Island has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, St. Simons Island is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how St. Simons Island 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 St. Simons Island.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that St. Simons Island's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in St. Simons Island is one in 905.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in St. Simons Island; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

St. Simons Island Crime Data

 

Crime Index

46

(100 is safest)


Safer than 46% of U.S. Cities

St. Simons Island Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

158

176

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.10

9.70

10.80

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.1
3.94
National Median: 4
    St. Simons Island
    Georgia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 905

in St. Simons Island

1 in 254

in Georgia

St. Simons Island VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 16,294
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22,941 144,285 202,155 943,774
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 0.61 2.84

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
9.7
17.49
National Median: 19
    St. Simons Island
    Georgia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 103

in St. Simons Island

1 in 57

in Georgia

St. Simons Island Property CRIMES

Population: 16,294
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,888,310
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,656 4,626,970 890,179
Rate per 1,000 2.71 13.94 2.68

St. Simons Island Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
9
20
National Median: 26.8
    St. Simons Island
    Georgia

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