Crime in Georgia (U.S. state)

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

Statistics[edit]

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]

References[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 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2017-08-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty". www.religioustolerance.org. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2017-08-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)