Sylvester, GA
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Sylvester, 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

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Sylvester 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 22. Within Georgia, more than 81% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Sylvester.

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

For Sylvester, 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 Sylvester is one in 95.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sylvester's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Sylvester 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 Sylvester is one in 29.

Sylvester Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Sylvester Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sylvester 10.58
Georgia 3.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 95

in Sylvester

1 in 264

in Georgia


Population: 6,049
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 9 54
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 1.49 8.93
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.


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)

Sylvester 35.05
Georgia 30.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Sylvester

1 in 33

in Georgia

Sylvester Property CRIMES

Population: 6,049
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 158 5
Rate per 1,000 8.10 26.12 0.83

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

Sylvester Crimes Per Square Mile

Sylvester 44
Georgia 30

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