Index (Part 1) Crimes Reported

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Because of their seriousness and frequency of occurrence, eight offenses comprise a Crime Index, or "Part I" crimes: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Index crimes are commonly broken out into two categories: violent and property. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Crime rates are reliable indications of crime only to the extent that that victims report crimes and that Uniform Crime Reports are submitted to the FBI. The UCR is a voluntary program in which local law enforcement agencies submit monthly reports to the FBI. Not all agencies report every month for many reasons. They may have budgetary restrictions, personnel shortages, inadequate training, or simply very little or no crime to report. In addition, the list of reporting agencies may not be consistent from month to month or year to year. We have not attempted to determine if the list of agencies reporting is consistent during the years of data visualized below. The average number of months reported by Georgia law enforcement agencies in 2016 was 11.7. (2018 and 2019 average months reported are not available).




Sources: Kaplan, Jacob. Jacob Kaplan’s Concatenated Files: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest, 1960-2019. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2021-01-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/E100707V16
U.S. Census Bureau, Annual County and Resident Population Estimates by Selected Age Groups and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 (CC-EST2019-AGESEX)
Georgia Office of Planning and Budget, County Projections by Age, 2020-2065