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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.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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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