Savannah Crime Map 2023 (2024)

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Please look below to find the archived Savannah crime map and statistics for 2023. If you’re searching for current information, you can find that at this link: Savannah Crime Map

Savannah Crime Map 2023 (2)

Additional crime maps have been archived here:
📍2022 Savannah Crime Map
📍2021 Savannah Crime Map
📍2020 Savannah Crime Map

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Savannah Crime Map 2023

Please remember this map only tracked homicides, suspicious deaths, and gunshot incidents WITH injuries that occurred in Savannah during 2023. 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 2023

Rest in peace to the following individuals who lost their lives in Savannah in 2023.

  • Nazentea Phillips, 18: Shooting | East Side | incident date 03.05.23 | date of passing 03.08.23
  • Jamie Burton, 25: Shooting | West Side | 06.10.23
  • Rion Plummer, 20: Shooting | North Side | 06.18.23
  • Tyrone Kinlaw, 24: Shooting | East Side | 06.22.23
  • Devin Smith, 24: Shooting | West Side | 07.03.23
  • Devon Doyle, Jr., 15: Shooting | Southside | incident date 07.17.23 | date of passing 07.20.23
  • Jaylan Martin, 24: Shooting | East Side | 07.22.23
  • LaVonta Mayes, 25: Shooting | Southside | 07.24.23
  • Sylvasha P. Lester, 30: Shooting | West Side | 08.06.23
  • Wesley Tyre Jolly, 26: Shooting | West Side | 08.13.23
  • Madrell Reynolds, Jr., 19: Shooting | Southside | 08.21.23
  • Jose Ramirez-Vallejo, 38: Shooting | West Side | 09.04.23
  • Name pending release: Shooting | West Side | 09.07.23
  • Terrell Harris, 17: Shooting | North Side | 09.29.23
  • Antoinette Kitchen-Dobbins, 52: Shooting | Southside | 10.02.23
  • Michael Hoang, 20: Shooting | East Side | 10.16.23
  • Ryane Oniel Swims, Jr., 33: Shooting | North Side | 10.22.23
  • Philip Mock, 48: Shooting | East Side | 10.27.23
  • Shaliyah Collins, 19: Shooting | East Side | 10.27.23
  • Name pending release: Shooting | North Side | 11.07.23
  • Brandon Brown, 33: Shooting | North Side | 11.26.23
  • Fundicia Sa McQuaige, 30: Shooting | West Side | 11.27.23
  • Ernest Graham, 42: Shooting | West Side | 11.27.23
  • JaQuan Mylik Byrd, 26: Shooting | South Side | 12.03.23
  • Omarion Whitfield, 20: Shooting | West Side | 12.04.23
  • Semaj Floyd, 16: Shooting | West Side | 12.04.23

Officer-Involved Shootings in Savannah in 2023

No officer-involved shootings were reported in 2023.

Savannah Crime Statistics Summary for 2023

SPD has not released the annual crime summary for 2023 yet, but the department has updated their weekly crime statistics through December 30, 2023.

Here are SPD’s end-of-year crime statistics for 2023, based on those weekly reports:

  • Homicides: 28
  • Non-domestic aggravated assaults with guns: 344
  • Domestic aggravated assaults with guns: 50
  • Non-domestic aggravated assaults without guns: 232
  • Domestic aggravated assaults without guns: 299
  • Thefts from vehicles: 1,337
  • Auto theft: 541

In short, there were four fewer homicides in Savannah during 2023, and violent crimes overall decreased by 2%. [source]

The Northwest precinct experienced the highest number of homicides (9) during 2023 as well as the highest number of violent crimes (340), while the Southside precinct saw the largest increase in violent crimes overall (a 7% increase).

Violent crimes in Central Precinct decreased 15% in 2023 compared to the previous year.

According to the crime map, a few of the worst problem areas during 2023 were West Savannah (Fellwood area), Cuyler Brownsville, the NW section of the Historic District (City Market/W Congress/W Bay, and the area around Club Elan), and the Savannah Gardens area on the east side.

The 1100 block of E Bolton was also particularly problematic. [source]

Crime Headlines in Savannah in 2023

  • Chief Lenny Gunther served his first full year in command of the Savannah Police Department (SPD) during 2023. Gunther is a 22-year veteran of the department and has served the city since 2001. [source]
  • Under Gunther’s command, the Savannah Police Department partnered with various state and federal agencies to perform targeted operations aimed at reducing crime and improving neighborhood safety in 2023. [source] [source] [source] [source]
  • There were no reported officer-involved shootings in Savannah in 2023.
  • The Chatham County 911 call center experienced serious staffing shortages in 2023. [source]
  • Chatham County EMS response times ranged from 15 minutes to more than an hour in some instances, prompting a Savannah Morning News reporter to advise readers, “don’t have a medical emergency [in Savannah].” [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]
  • Multiple Savannah-area hospitals experienced bed shortages and lengthy wait times. [source]

2023 Crime Map Donations

100% of the ad revenue generated from this crime map in 2023 was donated to local organizations with youth-oriented initiatives.

The following nonprofits received donations in 2023: Blessings in a Bookbag, Book Nation of Dreamers, Loop It Up, Loop It Up Panhandle Slim Art in Schools, Shelter From the Rain, Urban Hope, and West Broad YMCA.

Total 2023 Contributions: $2,425.00

Additionally, $400 went to The Current GA to support Jake Shore’s in-depth local crime reporting.

If you have any questions about the 2023 Savannah Crime Map, please post them in the comments below.

Savannah Crime Map 2023 (3) Erin authored the Savannah First-Timer's Guide and loves helping first-time visitors plan their trips. She lives in the artsy Starland District and enjoys exploring Savannah's hidden gems, as well as the surrounding Lowcountry.

2 Comments on Savannah Crime Map 2023

  1. Hi Erin!

    I am currently living overseas and am looking at moving to the apartments near Montgomery and 31st (The Lowe & The Addie.) I’ve had multiple people drive by and they have differing opinions. What is your take? 🙂


    • Hi Claudia! That area has changed/improved quite a bit in recent years. SPD’s Central Precinct location was moved to 33rd and Montgomery about 5 years ago. When that happened, developers snatched up land and started building housing in the area geared towards SCAD students. Having a police precinct nearby is a selling point to trick new residents and SCAD parents into thinking it’s a safer location. Safer locations = higher rents. It’s still downtown Savannah, though. Frazier Homes (low-income housing) is nearby, and there are a decent number of shootings and crime issues there. If you’re accustomed to city life you should be fine. Keep your car doors locked and valuables hidden away. Be situationally aware (especially late at night). It’s very easy to walk or bike to restaurants and attractions from there. It’s also great that it’s so close to Forsyth Park!


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