I’m a bit of a statistics nerd, so I created a Savannah crime map to keep track of the shootings and homicides that occur in the city. Since I frequently help readers find safe accommodations, I figured it would be beneficial to have the information available in visual format.

Savannah crime map 2024 with yellow police tape and blurred red and blue police lights in the background

Previous maps have been archived here:
📍2023 Savannah Crime Map
📍2022 Savannah Crime Map
📍2021 Savannah Crime Map

Savannah Crime Map

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 hotspots while traveling.

Here are the current results for crime in Savannah

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.

What’s Included on the Crime 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, gunshots with injuries, 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.

Homicides in Savannah in 2024

Rest in peace to the following individuals who lost their lives in Savannah in 2024:

  • Khadijah Latavia Jenkins, 32: Shooting | South Side | 02.03.24
  • J’Quan Darius Reed, 19: Shooting | North Side | 02.10.24
  • Anthony McBride, 20: Shooting | Southside | 02.13.24
  • Montanya Slusher, 24: Hit-and-Run | North Side | 02.21.24
  • Bilal Williamson, 39: Shooting | West Side | 03.09.24
  • Stephanie Neal, 34: Shooting | East Side | 03.24.24
  • Slaten Armstrong, 84: Stabbing | North Side | 04.05.24
  • Name pending release: Shooting | Southside | 04.26.24
  • Name pending release: Shooting | West Side | 05.02.24
  • Laron Ashley, 19: Shooting | East Side | 05.08.24
  • Name pending release (adult male): Shooting | West Side | 05.18.24
  • Name pending release (juvenile): Shooting | West Side | 05.18.24
  • Name pending release (adult female): Shooting | West Side | 05.26.24

Officer-Involved Shootings in Savannah

No officer-involved shootings have been reported in Savannah in 2024.

Sections of Savannah

For clarification, here’s a very general guide to help 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. I consider that the Ardsley Park/Baldwin Park area near Victory Drive and Atlantic.

Safest Areas to Stay in Savannah

Please remember that 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 traveling to Savannah for the first time, I recommend staying within the boundaries of Landmark 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.

The Historic District has the highest concentration of restaurants, bars, and attractions, so it just makes the most sense to stay there during your initial visit to Savannah!

Here are 5 of the best Savannah Historic District hotels (according to readers, these aren’t my personal top choices) to get you started in your search.

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, these are the organizations I recommend:

Additional Resources

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 a trip but aren’t interested in purchasing the ebook.

These posts may also help with your trip-planning:

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.

If you have any questions about the Savannah crime map, let me know in the comments below.

NOTE: Many of the comments below pertain to previous crime maps. You can find those here: 2023 Savannah Crime Map | 2022 Savannah Crime Map | 2021 Savannah Crime Map | 2020 Savannah Crime Map

*You can find additional 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 several blocks for privacy reasons.