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Crime rate in Columbus, Georgia (GA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Columbus, GA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Columbus, GA

The 2017 crime rate in Columbus, GA was 428 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.6 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.5% of U.S. cities. The 2017 Columbus crime rate is about the same compared to 2016. The number of homicides stood at 35 - an increase of 11 compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Columbus has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Columbus, GA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbus:

427.7
Phenix City:

448.0
Waverly Hall:

35.7
Hamilton:

13.7
Pine Mountain:

207.5
Valley:

509.9
Talbotton:

263.3
Buena Vista:

131.8
Opelika:

355.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Columbus by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
25
(13.3)
22
(11.7)
17
(8.9)
24
(12.7)
30
(16.1)
13
(7.0)
15
(8.1)
15
(7.8)
17
(8.7)
22
(10.9)
22
(10.6)
19
(9.3)
24
(11.9)
35
(17.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
30
(15.9)
24
(12.8)
19
(9.9)
57
(30.2)
72
(38.7)
47
(25.2)
38
(20.6)
40
(20.8)
31
(15.8)
36
(17.9)
47
(22.7)
68
(33.4)
62
(30.6)
71
(35.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
395
(209.8)
446
(237.4)
582
(304.4)
618
(327.1)
635
(341.0)
574
(308.2)
477
(258.4)
413
(214.7)
423
(215.6)
481
(239.1)
511
(247.2)
547
(268.4)
523
(258.5)
394
(198.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
454
(241.2)
500
(266.1)
569
(297.6)
617
(326.6)
537
(288.4)
519
(278.7)
475
(257.3)
465
(241.7)
523
(266.6)
483
(240.1)
521
(252.0)
498
(244.4)
609
(301.0)
803
(403.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,297
(1,220)
2,681
(1,427)
2,773
(1,450)
2,652
(1,404)
3,271
(1,757)
3,792
(2,036)
3,454
(1,871)
3,342
(1,737)
2,709
(1,381)
3,355
(1,668)
3,711
(1,795)
2,560
(1,256)
2,273
(1,123)
2,131
(1,072)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,740
(4,642)
8,763
(4,664)
9,202
(4,812)
9,367
(4,958)
9,656
(5,185)
9,374
(5,034)
8,981
(4,866)
8,059
(4,189)
7,711
(3,931)
8,012
(3,983)
8,495
(4,110)
7,678
(3,768)
6,500
(3,212)
5,985
(3,010)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,484
(788.3)
1,681
(894.7)
1,850
(967.5)
1,772
(937.8)
1,610
(864.6)
1,518
(815.1)
1,007
(545.6)
1,049
(545.3)
846
(431.2)
1,108
(550.8)
1,172
(567.0)
1,057
(518.7)
852
(421.1)
704
(354.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
69
(36.7)
80
(42.6)
N/A53
(28.1)
80
(43.0)
49
(26.3)
65
(35.2)
39
(20.3)
28
(14.3)
37
(18.4)
47
(22.7)
37
(18.2)
19
(9.4)
35
(17.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)490.8516.1547.9584.6622.7591.5531.0477.8436.4476.1499.4454.9426.8427.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 698 registered sex offenders living in Columbus, Georgia as of December 11, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbus is 266 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Columbus:

371.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Columbus:

334.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Columbus:

308.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Columbus:

293.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Columbus:

279.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Columbus:

274.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

264.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

294.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

332.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

385.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

382.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

328.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

287.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

271.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

246.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

238.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Columbus:

418.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Columbus:

448.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Columbus:

517.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Columbus:

649.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Columbus:

615.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Columbus:

537.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbus:

638.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbus:

699.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbus:

781.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbus:

740.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbus:

669.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbus:

675.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbus:

652.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Columbus:

602.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Columbus:

593.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Columbus:

505.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 503 (403 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Georgia average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 559 (461 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Georgia average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 552 (454 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Georgia average:

3.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 568 (467 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Georgia average:

3.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 569 (464 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Georgia average:

3.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 582 (480 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
Georgia average:

4.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 562 (462 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Georgia average:

3.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 495 (403 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Georgia average:

3.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 473 (377 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Georgia average:

3.91

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 452 (349 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Georgia average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 464 (362 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Georgia average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 470 (360 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Georgia average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 467 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Georgia average:

2.76

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Columbus, GA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 31907.