Statistics on children, youth and families in Georgia from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Georgia Family Connection Partnership
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Definition and Source
Numerator: Number of crimes against persons (includes assault, homicide, abduction, and sex offenses) Denominator: Number of persons in the population. Rate Calculation: 1,000 times the numerator divided by the denominator.
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, Georgia Crime Information Center, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
UCR data is compiled directly from National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) submitted from Georgia’s law enforcement agencies. Each offense is either a Group A or Group B offense type. Law enforcement agencies report Group A offenses as part of a NIBRS incident report and are included in these data, but they report only arrest data for Group B offenses and are not included here. Crimes against persons Group A include assault offenses; homicide offenses; kidnapping/abduction; sex offenses, forcible; and sex offenses, nonforcible. Group B includes all other crimes against persons. S: Data Suppressed indicates that there were 4 or fewer events on which rates would be based.