Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime566n/a (estimate)2,5213,4022,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.56.65.3
Rape2n/a8.934.040.4
Robbery26n/a115.8118.4102.8
Assault12n/a53.5238.5248.5
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)183398386
Burglary85n/a378.6614.4468.9
Theft404n/a1,799.62,130.11,745.0
Vehicle theft36n/a160.4259.9236.9
Property crime525n/a (estimate)2,3393,0052,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Decatur, GA. All reported Decatur, GA crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Decatur, GA overall crime rate is 26% lower than in comparison to the Georgia average; and is also 11% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Decatur, GA, the rate is 54% lower than compared to the Georgia average, and 53% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Decatur, GA comes in at 22% lower than to the average seen in Georgia, and 5% lower than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Berkeley Lake, GA1,92456422477
Druid Hills, GA13,4441521,1441,296
Vinings, GA11,8161521,1441,296
Mountain Park city, GA6381611,2141,374
North Druid Hills, GA18,3311621,2261,388
North Decatur, GA16,6521871,4111,598
Lakeview Estates, GA2,7512501,8852,135
Decatur, GA21,2101832,3392,521

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 11% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.91 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has decreased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Decatur, GA on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Georgia. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Decatur, GA (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Georgia state wide, are 1.35 times less than the state average and 1.13 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Decatur, GA on a daily bases are 2.18 times less than than Georgia average and 2.12 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Decatur, GA are 1.28 times less than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Decatur, GA area in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Decatur, GA being safer than 66% of cities in Georgia and 48% 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 Decatur, GA. In conclusion, Decatur, GA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 548
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 43
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 40
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Decatur, GA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Decatur, GA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 548. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 43 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Decatur, GA is 1 in 40.

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

A good indicator of whether Decatur, 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 Decatur, GA has increased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Decatur, GA has decreased by 32% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decatur, GA has decreased by 30% year over year.

Decatur police department

ItemDecaturGeorgiaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4811,364558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.03.3
There are a total of 48 Decatur police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.6% less than the Georgia average and 25.3% less 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clinton, UT21,210371,7021,739
Patterson, CA21,2052762,2472,523
Oxford, AL21,2023724,4694,841
South Milwaukee, WI21,1972032,3762,579
Arnold, MO21,1961863,6533,840
Decatur, GA21,2101832,3392,521
Source: The Decatur, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.