I’m a bit of a statistics nerd, so I decided to create a Savannah crime map to keep track of the shootings and homicides that occur in the city.
The Savannah Police Department usually lags a few weeks behind in their reporting, but since I frequently help readers find safe accommodations, I need current statistics.
I finally just created a map of my own.
Savannah Crime Map 2022
Please note that I don’t keep track of every crime that occurs in the city; I only track incidents that result in death or injury.
In a few rare exceptions, I may also list drive-by shootings where multiple homes were damaged but no injuries occurred.
Why track crime statistics?
Because I think it’s helpful for you to be aware of current crime trends when you’re visiting a new city. (That includes any urban area — not just Savannah.)
Please do your research so you can stay safe and avoid crime hot spots while traveling.
Here are the current results for crime in Savannah in 2022…
Click on any icon to pull up additional information and links to news reports about each incident.
NOTE: Last year’s map has been archived here: 2021 Savannah Crime Map
What’s Included on the Map
As I mentioned above, I don’t keep track of every outstanding call for “shots fired”.
I only track incidents where a person was either injured or killed. That means this crime map includes homicides, plus gunshots and stabbings that resulted in injuries.
Click on any icon on the map to pull up additional details, links to pertinent news articles, and follow-up reports.
You may need to zoom in, since some of the incidents overlap.
Murders in Savannah in 2022
Rest in peace to the following individuals who have lost their lives in Savannah so far in 2022:
- Female (Name Withheld), 23: Shooting | East Side | 01.16.22
- Markieth “Tigga” Tyrell Wright, 22: Shooting | North Side | 02.06.22
- Burnell Scott, 15: Shooting | East Side | 02.15.22 [incident date 02.12.22]
- Timothy Lewis, 42: Shooting | West Side | 02.23.22
- Lemuel Rouse, 41: Shooting | West Side | 02.23.22 [incident date 01.24.22]
- 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 | 05.04.22 [incident date 05.03.22]
- 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
- Devoin Bates-Carrington, 17: Shooting | East Side | 09.17.22
Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in 2022
- Jaylen Olinde, 18: Shooting | West Side | 03.13.22
Officer-Involved Shootings in Savannah in 2022
No officers were injured in the following shootings, but the suspect was killed by an officer.
- Robert Gadson, 35: Shooting | North Side | 03.29.22 [ incident date 03.26.22 ]
- 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.
Make a Difference: If you would like to volunteer your time or donate to local programs that are helping to keep Savannah’s children off the streets and engaged in positive activities, Loop It Up Savannah, the Deep Center, and West Broad Street YMCA are a few excellent places to start.
Sections of Savannah
For clarification, here’s a very general guide to help you differentiate the basic sides of Savannah:
- West Side: West of Bull Street
- East Side: East of Bull Street
- Southside: South of DeRenne
- North Side: North of Gwinnett
Sometimes you’ll hear Midtown referenced. That’s the Ardsley Park/Baldwin Park area near Victory Drive and Atlantic.
Safest Areas to Stay in Savannah
If you’re traveling to Savannah for the first time, I recommend staying within the boundaries of Historic District. Those boundaries are as follows:
- North: River Street/the Savannah River
- East: E Broad Street
- South: Gwinnett Street
- West: Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
The center east/west dividing line is Bull Street. It’s generally better to be closer to Bull Street than towards the eastern and western outskirts of the Historic District.
Overall, the Historic District is very well-patrolled by the Savannah Police Department, and I consider it a generally safe area. Millions of tourists visit this city each year with no incident! (EDIT: Perhaps I spoke too soon with that statement. )
Just remember, crime can occur anywhere. This crime map is simply a tool to show current trends so you can be an informed traveler.
If you’re still concerned about crime and safety, I included a chapter in my Savannah First-Timer’s Guide ebook dedicated to areas first-time visitors should avoid.
I also created a Savannah vacation “quick start” guide if you’re considering planning a trip but aren’t ready to purchase the ebook just yet.
These posts may also help with your trip-planning:
If you prefer to see the prettier side of Savannah (who wouldn’t?!) and avoid the topic of crime, you might prefer these posts:
- 11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Factors Walk
- 11 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With River Street
- Is Jones Street Really the Prettiest Street in Savannah?
Make sure to bookmark this Savannah crime map if you want current statistics.
I update it as events make the news, and I promise to do my best to keep you informed.
Related Reading: My free resources library has a helpful list of 50 Things To Do On-Foot in the Historic District (no car necessary!), plus other helpful printables.
If you have any questions about this 2022 Savannah crime map, let me know in the comments below.
NOTE: Many of the comments below pertain to last year’s crime map. You can find it here: 2021 Savannah Crime Map
*SPD tracks a much higher number of statistics. They track violent and non-violent crimes, which means they also list car break-ins, auto thefts, bicycle thefts, shoplifting, and more. You can find their statistics on the Savannah Police Department website under the “Weekly Reports” section of the Crime tab. You can also check the Lexis Nexis Community Crime Map, but please note that many of those incidents are not posted in the exact location where they occurred; they sometimes shift the location by many blocks for privacy reasons.
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