Frequently Asked Questions
How does the GBI get involved in an investigation?
Under Georgia law, the GBI, as an assisting agency, can ONLY respond to requests for investigations from:
- Governing officials of a municipality
- District Attorneys
- Superior Court Judges
- Chief law enforcement officers of any municipality
- Chiefs of county police departments (in counties with population in excess of 100,000)
- Chiefs of regular or volunteer fire departments (in suspected arson cases)
- Governor of Georgia (by directive)
Does the GBI unsolved cases list contain all unsolved cases within the state?
No. The cases listed are just a few of those in which the GBI is involved, with a few exceptions. Occasionally, a local agency will ask the GBI to add their case to the web site. We add GBI unsolved cases as time permits.
How do I get a name added to the GBI's missing person web page?
You should contact the local law enforcement agency where the person was reported missing and ask that agency to contact the GBI about adding the missing person to the web site.
How do I find out the result of an autopsy?
You should contact the local Coroner's office that is involved in the investigation to get the Crime Lab report.
How can I get access to GBI crime data to conduct a school research project?
Click here to navigate to the Crime Statistics Search page. Under "Crime Statistics Reports", you can select Family Violence (FV) or Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)-Crime Statistics. Both, the Family Violence (FV) or Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)-Crime Statistics programs will link you to a selection menu page that requires you to select the following 3 fields: year, month and from 159 counties. The UCR database contains Part I crime statistics (Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft and Arson) from 1980 up to 2010. The Family Violence database contains statistics from 1996-2010 sorted by the Sex of the Aggressor, Weapon Used, Relationship of Offender/Aggressor to Victim and Police Action Taken. Georgia's Family Violence program was created in 1995 but not fully funded until 1996.
You can also view the Annual UCR Summary Reports by clicking here. This report is more in depth and gives an overall report on the number of UCR and FV crime statistics that are reported to the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) on an Annual Basis. You can view this report by scrolling down the Crime Statistics Page and click on the first year you choose to review. The first segment of this report captures statewide totals in Georgia for all of the UCR data captured in the national program. There are over 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States submitting this type of crime statistics to the FBI annually. Namely: Part I and Part II Incident and Arrest Data, Adult Arrest, Juvenile Arrest with Dispositions (non-judicial dispositions), Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR), Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (LEOKA) and Arson Reports. The second segment of this annual report captures specific crime statistics reported from all of Georgia's law enforcement agencies pertaining to the number of reported Family Violence Incidents from each agency. The crime statistics captured in these reports reflects only the data that was submitted to GCIC from Georgia's law enforcement agencies statewide.