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Bainbridge Crime Rates
    Mar 17, 2011

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With the ongoing discussion of crime in Bainbridge, City Manager Chris Hobby distributed to City Council the following information on our crime statistics.  The statistics are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) database for the most recent compiled year-2009.

Mr Hobby's report stated;
An analysis of Bainbridge's crime rates for 2009 (as recorded in the FBI database) revealed the following:
Category Number Rank
Population 12,380 62nd
Violent Crime 82 50th
   Murder 0 249th
   Rape 3 69th
   Robbery 25 49th
   Agg. Assault 54 47th
Property Crime 642 56th
   Burglary 131 55th
   Larceny 500 57th
   Motor Vehicle Theft 11 104th
   Arson 0 224th

These numbers show that the City of Bainbridge has a crime rate that is statistically relative to our population. Of the 8 recorded crimes, Bainbridge has 4 that are ranked lower than our population rank (Murder, rape, motor vehicle theft and arson) with 3 of those 4 ranking over 40 spots lower than our population.

The remaining four categories are within 15 spots of our population ranking with the highest being aggravated assault at 47th. If we analyze the aggravated assault category, we find that the 15 ranking spots represent a 6% increase above our population.

In other words, aggravated assaults place us 6% higher than we should be for a city our size. This is most likely an indicator of the City charging most cases as aggravated assault instead of simple assault in order to effectively prosecute the criminal.

Comparing the 2009 numbers to data from the last quarter of 2010 (our most recent data available), we find the following:

Crime    Number    Yearly Average
Robbery   5                 20
Larceny   129              516

If the projections hold true, we would see a decrease of 25% in robberies (our most prevalent violent crime) and an increase of 3% in larceny (our most prevalent property crime). Detailing the larceny data, we find that 37 of the 129 (28.6%) crimes occurred on Highway 27 South and another 22 of the 129 (17%) occurred on Shotwell Street, our two major commercial corridors.


We pulled the following numbers from the FBI data for Georgia cities with a population of 11,000 to 13,999 and includes a per capita rate. See chart of all Georgia Cities for Violent Crime.

City Pop. Violent Crimes Per Capita Murder
Nonneg- Manslaughter
Forcible
Rape
Robbery Aggravated
Assault
Conyers 13798 75 0.005 0 6 38 31
Monroe 13607 76 0.006 1 7 18 50
Perry 13358 52 0.004 0 1 9 42
Bainbridge 12380 82 0.007 0 3 25 54
Fairburn 11750 34 0.003 0 3 14 17
Lilburn 11625 51 0.004 0 4 31 16
Cordele 11507 156 0.014 2 13 57 84
Douglas 11477 129 0.011 0 7 30 92
Vidalia 11449 111 0.010 1 1 52 57
Chamblee 11410 91 0.008 1 2 59 29
Loganville 11291 20 0.002 1 4 6 9
Richmond Hill 11096 10 0.001 0 2 6 2
Norcross 11031 88 0.008 1 0 48 39

We pulled the following numbers from the FBI data for Georgia cities with a population of 11,000 to 13,999 and includes a per capita rate. See chart of all Georgia Cities for Property Crime.

City Pop. Property
Crimes
Per Capita Burglary Larceny Motor Veh
Theft
Conyers 13798 988 0.072 174 749 65
Monroe 13607 594 0.044 172 400 22
Perry 13358 391 0.029 59 311 21
Bainbridge 12380 642 0.052 131 500 11
Fairburn 11750 577 0.049 187 333 57
Lilburn 11625 543 0.047 127 381 35
Cordele 11507 938 0.082 241 669 28
Douglas 11477 1210 0.105 258 909 43
Vidalia 11449 754 0.066 157 541 56
Chamblee 11410 789 0.069 112 605 72
Loganville 11291 334 0.030 50 266 18
Richmond Hill 11096 354 0.032 58 279 17
Norcross 11031 472 0.041 148 258 66




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