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GBI Crime Statistics Database

Please read the following disclaimer before proceeding to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics via the link at the bottom of this page.

The Georgia Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the 1920s, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) envisioned the need for statistics on crime in our Nation. A voluntary national data collection effort was developed and initiated in 1930 and is the basis of the current UCR program. There are a variety of statistics which could be used in the portrayal of crime in the United States. These include penal, prosecutive, arrest, offense and conviction data. To best depict total crime and to provide the most meaningful data to police administrators, it was determined that the UCR program would collect data on known offenses and persons arrested. This data is used in law enforcement administration, operation and management, as well as to indicate the fluctuations in the level of crime throughout America.

Georgia has voluntarily participated in this program since 1975. The Georgia Crime Information Center receives monthly crime and arrest reports from more than 600 state and local law enforcement agencies. These reports form the data base from which periodic and special reports and analyses of criminal offenses and arrests are produced as needed. Because of their seriousness and frequency of occurrence, eight offenses have been chosen to comprise a Crime Index and serve as indicators of our Nation's crime experience. These offenses are known as Part 1 offenses and include: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. Georgia law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses and associated crime data for these Part 1 offenses. All other offenses are classified as Part 2 offenses; however, only arrest data are reported for Part 2 offenses. The UCR Program collects data on the age, race and sex of persons arrested for all crimes except traffic violations. Special monthly reports are also collected for incidents of homicide, arson, juveniles arrested and law enforcement officers killed or assaulted.

In 1995, the Georgia General Assembly mandated that Georgia law enforcement agencies also collect specific information about Family Violence offenses to include the names, sex, date of birth and relationship of the parties involved; the time, place and date of the incident; whether children were involved or whether the act of family violence was committed in the presence of children; the type and extent of alleged abuse; the existence of substance abuse; the number and types of weapons involved; the existence of any prior court orders; the number of complaints involving persons who have filed previous complaints; the type of police action taken; and any other information that may be pertinent.