Macon, GA sets new all time homicide rate record in 2022

44.6 per 100k

Macon, Georgia is also known as Macon-Bibbs County. In 2012, the city of Macon merged with unincorporated Bibbs County to created one consolidated government.

Macon Homicides:

1992: 43 (109k, 39.4 per 100k) – previous all time highest rate
2019: 35 (157k, 22.3 per 100k)
2020: 43 (157k, 27.4 per 100k)
2021: 54 (157k, 34.4 per 100k)
2022: 70 (157k, 44.6 per 100k) – new all time high

Macon had its highest homicide rate in city history in 2022.

The area is about 55% Black. According to data provided to the FBI by the county sheriff’s department, between 2012 and 2021, 87.4% of homicide victims have been Black, while 94.7% of known offenders have been Black.

There have already been at least eight homicides in 2023 so far. of these eight homicides, one is Black on White, one appears to Black on Asian (media censoring description of at-large perps), and the rest appear to be Black on Black.

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