Waycross, GA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
841
Total Crimes
6,107.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
146.58%
Above National Average
237 out of 256
In Georgia
9,573 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Waycross, GA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Waycross is 6,107.0 per 100,000 people. That's 146.58% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 124.82% higher than the Georgia total crime rate of 2,716.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Waycross SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
5
Commute
9

How Does Waycross Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Waycross
/ 100k People
Georgia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 841 6,107.0 2,716.5 2,476.7
Murder 3 21.8 6.2 5.0
Robbery 20 145.2 75.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 40 290.5 232.0 250.2
Violent Crime 71 515.6 340.7 366.7
Burglary 117 849.6 372.1 340.5
Larceny 627 4,553.0 1,779.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 26 188.8 223.9 219.9
Property Crime 770 5,591.5 2,375.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Waycross

71
Violent Crimes
515.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
40.60%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 194.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Waycross each year. That compares to a 1 in 293.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Waycross is 515.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 40.60% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 51.34% higher than the Georgia violent crime rate of 340.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Waycross

770
Property Crimes
5,591.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
165.01%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 17.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Waycross each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Waycross is 5,591.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 165.01% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 135.35% higher than the Georgia property crime rate of 2,375.8 per 100,000 people.

Waycross Crime Compared To Georgia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Georgia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Waycross

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Jesup, GA 9,698 560 5,774.4 5,403.2 371.2
Blackshear, GA 3,471 179 5,157.0 4,868.9 288.1
Alma, GA 3,438 121 3,519.5 3,228.6 290.9
Nahunta, GA 1,109 15 1,352.6 1,352.6 0.0
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