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Crime in Georgia (U.S. state)

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of Georgia.


In the period between 1877 and 1950, the state was the site of at least 586 lynchings of black people, the most of any state.[1]

In 2008, there were 434,560 crimes reported in Georgia, including 650 murders, 387,009 property crimes, and 2,344 rapes.[2]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is applied in this state.[3] Up until 2009, juvenile offenders could be charged as adults for crimes called the seven deadly sins.

See also[edit]


  1. "Lynching in the South; Marking Murder". The Economist. 21 February 2015.
  2. Effgen, Christopher. "Georgia Crime Rates 1960- 2013". www.disastercenter.com. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty". www.religioustolerance.org. Archived from the original on 2012. Retrieved 2017-08-27.

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