The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office releases 2019 Crime Stats with an eight percent decrease in crime from 2018 to 2019.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Crime Reports, the homicide rate fell significantly from 42 in 2018 to 26 homicides in 2019, a notable 38 percent decrease in a year. Commercial Robberies also fell by 22 percent; also down are Aggravated Assault and Battery, Commercial Burglaries, Residential Burglaries, Entering Autos, Larceny, Auto Theft and Arson.
The total number of crimes in 2014 topped 10,486. Fast forward five years later to 2019 and there were 2,476 less crimes committed, with those illegal acts totaling 8,010. This is the lowest total number of reported crimes since consolidation. Law enforcement worked hard this past year to book 7,051 individuals accused of unlawful acts into the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.
Juveniles, those individuals under the age of seventeen, continue to be involved in criminal activity. According to the latest stats, the average age at arrest for juveniles for crimes against persons was 15. The average age of juvenile arrest for property crimes was 14, while the average age of arrest for juveniles for weapons offenses was 16.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office continues to make the safety of the citizens of Macon-Bibb County a top priority, while actively fighting for better pay and benefits for those that put their lives on the line daily for our community. We remain honored to serve and protect the neighborhoods in which we live, work and play.