(September 24, 2018)
: The FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reporting
statistics for 2017, a compilation of the volume and rate of violent and property crime offenses for the nation and by state.
In Georgia, violent crime declined 8.5 percent overall in 2017 compared to 2016, but the murder rate was up nearly 2 percent.
Some Georgia details from the FBI database
Violent crimes declined 8.5 percent
Rape crimes declined 20.5 percent
Robbery declined 18 percent
Aggravated assault declined 2.3 percent
Property crime declined 4 percent
The murder rate increased 1.9 percent
Among Georgia’s metro areas, Albany had the highest rates of violent crime, murder and aggravated assault. Columbus was worst for rape and robbery. Macon was worst…