Reported Annual Crime In Atlanta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlanta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30,759n/a (estimate)6,6193,4012,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlanta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder94n/a20.26.04.9
Rape170n/a36.631.638.6
Robbery1,995n/a429.3119.9101.9
Assault2,944n/a633.5220.8237.8
Violent crime5,203n/a (estimate)1,120378373
Burglary4,781n/a1,028.8649.8491.4
Theft16,493n/a3,549.12,113.31,775.4
Vehicle theft4,282n/a921.4259.2220.2
Property crime25,556n/a (estimate)5,4993,0222,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Atlanta, GA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 95% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 131% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Atlanta, GA shows a crime rate that is 196% higher than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also 200% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Atlanta, GA is shown to be 82% higher than the Georgia average and 121% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Atlanta is 131% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.13 daily crimes that occur in Atlanta.
  • Atlanta is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Atlanta you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Atlanta has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Atlanta (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Atlanta, GA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Georgia and on a national scale. In Atlanta, GA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.95 times more than the Georgia average and 2.31 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Atlanta, GA is 2.96 times more than the Georgia average and 3.00 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Atlanta, GA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.82 times more than the Georgia average and 2.21 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Atlanta (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Atlanta, GA area in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Atlanta, GA being safer than 6% of cities in Georgia and 2% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Georgia cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Atlanta, GA. In conclusion, Atlanta, GA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atlanta

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atlanta is 1 in 90
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlanta is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlanta is 1 in 16
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Atlanta, GA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Atlanta, GA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 90. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 19 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Atlanta, GA is 1 in 16.

Year Over Year Crime In Atlanta (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Atlanta, GA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Atlanta, GA has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Atlanta, GA has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Atlanta, GA has decreased by 5% year over year.

Atlanta police department

ItemAtlantaGeorgiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,16511,376556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.03.93.3
There are a total of 2,165 Atlanta police officers. This results in 5.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.8% greater than the Georgia average and 51.6% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Georgia

StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
Georgia19,209228222
There are a total of 19,209 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 228 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Avondale Estates, GA2,7770315315
Druid Hills, GA14,4391441,1511,295
Vinings, GA10,2211441,1511,295
Mountain Park, GA5291531,2211,374
North Druid Hills, GA17,9961541,2331,387
Atlanta, GA440,6411,1205,4996,619

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Virginia Beach, VA445,6231382,2062,344
Omaha, NE435,4545153,5964,111
Colorado Springs, CO433,5474383,6484,086
Mesa, AZ452,0914192,5272,946
Raleigh, NC423,2873392,6863,025
Atlanta, GA440,6411,1205,4996,619
Source: The Atlanta, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.