Please look below to find the archived Savannah crime map and statistics for 2022. If you’re searching for 2023 information, you can find that at this link: Savannah Crime Map
Savannah Crime Map 2022
Please remember this map only tracked homicides, suspicious deaths, officer-involved shootings, and gunshot incidents WITH injuries in Savannah in 2022. Incidents where no one was injured are not included.
Click on any icon to pull up additional information and links to news reports about each incident. Use the + or – signs in the bottom left-hand corner to zoom in and out on the map.
Homicides in Savannah in 2022
Rest in peace to the following individuals who lost their lives in Savannah in 2022.
- Female (Name Withheld), 23: Shooting | East Side | 01.16.22
- Lemuel Rouse, 41: Shooting | West Side | 01.24.22 incident date | date of death 02.23.22
- Markieth “Tigga” Tyrell Wright, 22: Shooting | North Side | 02.06.22
- Burnell Scott, 15: Shooting | East Side | 02.12.22 incident date | date of death 02.15.22
- Timothy Lewis, 42: Shooting | West Side | 02.23.22
- George W Williamson Jr, 17: Shooting | West Side | 02.28.22
- Joshua Mills, 28: Unknown | Unknown | 03.13.22
- Raeem Sinclair, 41: Stabbing | West Side | 03.20.22
- Anterro Jenks, 42: Shooting | East Side | 03.29.22
- Benjamin Tucker, 27: Shooting | North Side | 04.24.22
- Alphonso Oliver, Jr., 26: Shooting | West Side | 05.03.22 incident date | date of death 05.04.22
- Desaray Gilliard, 15: Shooting | West Side | 05.06.22 [reward 01][reward 02]
- Ashton Gibbs, 32: Shooting | North Side | 05.08.22
- Vernita Johnson, 57: Shooting | East Side | 05.08.22
- James Walter Miller, 51: Stabbing | West Side | 05.17.22
- Samuel Bryant IV, 21: Shooting | West Side | 07.01.22
- Gary Pitts, 26: Shooting | West Side | 07.07.22
- Shawn Passmore, 49: Shooting | East Side | 07.19.22
- Dominique Richardson, 33: Shooting | East Side | 07.21.22
- Miles Bright, 28: Shooting | East Side | 07.25.22
- Phoenix “Fendi” Odom, 22: Shooting | West Side | 08.18.22
- Lauren Barton, 2: Shooting | East Side | 08.29.22
- Devoin Bates-Carrington, 17: Shooting | East Side | 09.17.22
- Rashard Kinlaw, 21: Shooting | West Side | 10.16.22
- Mykel Price, 31: Shooting | Southside | 11.22.22
- Christopher Alexander Johnson, 34: Shooting | West Side | 12.02.22
- Kevin Johnson, 35: Shooting | West Side | 12.04.22
- Isaac Bunton, 17: Hit and Run | South Side | 12.08.22
- Marvin Sintell Swan, 40: Shooting | West Side | 12.11.22
- Natalie Sampayo, 19: Shooting | South Side | 12.15.22
- Ebony Drayton, 29: Shooting | East Side | 12.23.22
Officer-Involved Shootings in Savannah in 2022
No officers were injured in the following incidents, but the suspect was killed by an officer.
- Robert Gadson, 35: Shooting | North Side | incident date 03.26.22 | date of death 03.29.22
- James Allen Miller, 31: Shooting | South Side | 04.02.22
- David Paul Dixon, 36: Shooting | North Side | 04.10.22
- Saudi Arai Lee, 31: Shooting | West Side | 06.24.22
There was an additional officer-involved shooting in Savannah on 02.19.22. That suspect survived.
Savannah Crime Statistics Summary for 2022
SPD has not released the annual crime summary for 2022 yet, but the department has updated their weekly crime statistics through December 31, 2022.
Here are the end-of-year crime statistics, based on those weekly reports:
- Homicides: 32
- Non-Domestic Aggravated Assaults w/Guns: 317
- Domestic Aggravated Assaults w/Guns: 51
- Non-Domestic Aggravated Assaults w/o Guns: 260
- Domestic Aggravated Assaults w/o Guns: 271
- Thefts from Vehicles: 1,441
- Auto Theft: 579
In short, homicides decreased by 2, but violent crimes increased overall in Savannah for 2022. [source]
Crime Headlines in Savannah in 2022
- Numerous shootings occurred in and around City Market in 2022. This prompted SPD to station patrol units in the area and install floodlights that increased in intensity as the night wore on. A new development firm purchased City Market in March and vowed to make family-friendly changes. The new owners plan to implement a midnight curfew in the market in 2023 and phase out any businesses that are bar-only establishments. [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]
- Six children ranging from 2 to 18 years of age were killed by gunfire in Savannah in 2022. [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]
- At least 10 additional children ranging from infant to 18 years of age were injured and survived after being struck by bullets in Savannah in 2022. [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]
- There were a total of 5 officer-involved shootings in Savannah in 2022. One of those officers was terminated from SPD for an unrelated offense (DUI). The cases were investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation then sent to the DA’s office, where they remain under review. [source]
- On July 29, 2022, Roy Minter resigned as police chief to “focus on the process of his U.S. Marshal nomination.” To date, no appointment has come from that nomination. [source]
- On July 30, 2022, Lenny Gunther took over as interim police chief. Gunther has served the Savannah Police Department since 2001. [source]
- Gunther officially became the new Chief of Police on December 29, 2022. [source]
2022 Crime Map Donations
I like to be transparent on this website. To that end, all of the crime maps on this site are monetized with ads.
At the beginning of 2022, I was donating 100% of that ad revenue to GoFundMe accounts that assisted with funeral expenses for the victims. However, I stopped doing that about halfway through the year.
Why? Because contributing to the victim’s families felt like I was taking action after the fact…once it was already too late.
Preventing Crime in Savannah
I would rather contribute towards something preventative.
To that end, about halfway through the year, I started donating 100% of the ad revenue generated from the crime maps to local organizations with youth-oriented initiatives.
Moving forward, each view of the crime map will help fund programs that work to steer Savannah’s youth off the streets and away from a life of crime.
The following charitable organizations received donations from the Savannah crime map in 2022:
- Blessings in a Bookbag
- Book Nation of Dreamers
- Loop It Up
- Shelter From the Rain
- Taig’s Gift
- West Broad YMCA
I also made a one-time donation to The Current for their continued work providing accurate, in-depth local crime reporting.
Visiting Savannah Georgia
If the crime map didn’t scare you away and you’re still planning a trip to Savannah, here are a few resources I’ve created to help you out.
- Savannah First-Timer’s Guide – My ebook contains a chapter regarding areas to avoid in Savannah, and it combines my most helpful travel tips from this website into one handy downloadable guide.
- Free Resources Library – When you sign up for my email list, you’ll get a checklist of “50 Things To Do On Foot in the Historic District (No Car Necessary)” and other helpful printables.
When you purchase my ebook, you’ll also gain access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions about your trip and get helpful advice from others who have recently visited.
After seeing this it’s very doubtful we will be visiting Savannah. Unbelievable