The Murder Capitals Of Georgia For 2021


These are the places in Georgia where people were killed most often, according to the latest FBI numbers.

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This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. It is our seventh time ranking the most places with the most murders per capita in Georgia and is updated for 2021.

Do you live in one of the murder capitals of Georgia?

We all watch the news with horror when we hear about a homicide that happens not that far away from us. While a murder just blocks or even a couple of towns away from your house would make anyone uneasy, in the long run, most likely, where you live is relatively safe.

So we wanted to get the facts straight and dug into the FBI crime data in order to identify the places with the most murders and the highest murder rates per capita in Georgia.

The result is the Murder Capitals of the Peach State for 2021:

  1. College Park (Photos)
  2. Albany (Photos)
  3. Clarkston (Photos)
  4. Waynesboro (Photos)
  5. Americus (Photos)
  6. Thomasville (Photos)
  7. Newnan (Photos)
  8. Forest Park (Photos)
  9. Warner Robins (Photos)
  10. Pooler (Photos)

The city with highest murder rate in Georgia? That would be Waynesboro with 55.7 murders per 100,000 people.

While the city with highest number of murders period? Albany with 12.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. There were 'only' 18 cities in Georgia where a city reported a murder to the FBI, meaning 21 places had no murder.

For more reading on the Peach State check out:

The 10 Murder Capitals Of Georgia For 2021

College Park, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,278
Rank Last Year: 2
Murders: 6 (2nd Most)
Murders Per 100k: 39.3 (2nd Most)
More on College Park:  Data | Photos

Albany, GA

Source: Public domain

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 74,989
Rank Last Year: 6
Murders: 12 (Most)
Murders Per 100k: 16.0 (5th Most)
More on Albany:  Data | Photos

Clarkston, GA

Source: Public domain

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,840
Rank Last Year: 39
Murders: 4 (3rd Most)
Murders Per 100k: 31.2 (3rd Most)
More on Clarkston:  Data | Photos

Waynesboro, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,387
Rank Last Year: 32
Murders: 3 (6th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 55.7 (Most)
More on Waynesboro:  Data | Photos

Americus, GA

Source: Public domain

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 15,110
Rank Last Year: 4
Murders: 4 (3rd Most)
Murders Per 100k: 26.5 (4th Most)
More on Americus:  Data | Photos

Thomasville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,533
Rank Last Year: 49
Murders: 2 (10th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 10.8 (6th Most)
More on Thomasville:  Data | Photos

Newnan, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 40,720
Rank Last Year: 50
Murders: 3 (6th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 7.4 (11th Most)
More on Newnan:  Data | Photos

Forest Park, GA

Source: Public domain

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 20,273
Rank Last Year: 17
Murders: 2 (10th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 9.9 (7th Most)
More on Forest Park:  Data | Photos

Warner Robins, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 76,623
Rank Last Year: 10
Murders: 3 (6th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 3.9 (13th Most)
More on Warner Robins:  Data | Photos

Pooler, GA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,917
Rank Last Year: 69
Murders: 2 (10th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 8.0 (9th Most)
More on Pooler:  Data | Photos

How we calculated the murder capitals of Georgia

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last year of reporting. Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of murders that may happen in each city per year.

We only looked every single city in Georgia for which FBI data was available for the most recent FBI Crime In The United States. That left us with 18 cities to rank.

Finally, we averaged the two scores into an index:

  • The raw number of murders in each city
  • The murders per person

We felt as if a small place with 2,500 people and two murders makes it a lot more dangerous than a city of 25,000 people with three murders. Any ties went to the larger city. You can download the data here.

We must note that this report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments. It simply states where murders occurred most frequently on an absolute and rate basis.

There You Have It - The Places With The Most Murders In Georgia For 2021

If you're looking at the places in Georgia with the most murders, and where residents have the highest chances of being killed themselves, this is an accurate list. Again, these statistics are an indication of where crimes occur, not a statement about the effectiveness of the law enforcement in the areas they serve.

For more georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Places With The Most Murder In Georgia For 2021

Rank City Murders Murders/100K
1 College Park, GA 6 39.27
2 Albany, GA 12 16.0
3 Clarkston, GA 4 31.15
4 Waynesboro, GA 3 55.69
5 Americus, GA 4 26.47
6 Thomasville, GA 2 10.79
7 Newnan, GA 3 7.37
8 Forest Park, GA 2 9.87
9 Warner Robins, GA 3 3.92
10 Pooler, GA 2 8.03
11 McDonough, GA 2 7.61
12 Dunwoody, GA 2 4.01
13 Bainbridge, GA 1 8.34
14 Brookhaven, GA 2 3.65
15 Kennesaw, GA 1 2.89
16 Marietta, GA 1 1.63
17 Alpharetta, GA 1 1.48
18 Sandy Springs, GA 1 0.9

About Chris Kolmar

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2 thoughts on “The Murder Capitals Of Georgia For 2021

  1. How do you know the murder rates for 2020? Even the FBI is not that good. How did Macon escape your attention? They had 24 or more this year (2019).

  2. I agree with the other comment. Columbus Ga had 46. How did escape the list. Need to go back and redo this list

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