Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlto/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6n/a (estimate)6042,0582,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)201367370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0206.5282.7
Property crime4n/a (estimate)4031,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Alto, GA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Alto is 74% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Alto, there were 2 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 201 per 100,000 individuals, 45.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 4 property crimes, amounting to 403 per 100,000 residents, 79.4% lower than the U.S. average.

Alto has a crime rate of 604, which is considerably less than the national average of 2324. This results in Alto being one of the safest places to live across the United States. The crime rate is based on the total number of violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Alto reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Alto has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 403 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Alto remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

The United States grapples with some of the world's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by reports of stolen vehicles. In the most recent crime report, Alto emerged as one such city, recording zero reported vehicle thefts, affirming its status as a secure and vigilant community.

Is Alto a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Alto is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Alto has an overall crime rate that is 74% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.02 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.01 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Alto as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Alto

Alto has a poverty rate of 15.9, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Alto crime rates. Alto registers a population density of 1110.5 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Alto, the cost of living is 13.81% lower than the national average.

Alto crime map

The Alto crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alto as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Alto crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Alto crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Alto crime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Alto are 46% lower than the national average
  • In Alto you have a 1 in 166 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Alto is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Alto has decreased by 53%

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        Daily Crime In Alto (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alto

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alto is 1 in 497
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alto is 1 in 249
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Alto is 1 in 166

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

        Alto police department

        Item Alto Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)311,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.03.3
        There are a total of 3 Alto police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36% less than the Georgia average and 22.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Georgia

        State Total offenders Georgia /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 23,117 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 275 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Maysville, GA1,79604949
        Clermont, GA964137633771
        Demorest, GA2,247104727830
        Clarkesville, GA1,748153706859
        Mount Airy, GA1,545160736896
        Homer, GA1,595162746908
        Lula, GA3,0611838441,028
        Alto, GA1,259201403604

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Martinsville, IL1,2591518841,035
        Sanford, CO1,2607344,6965,430
        Gillett, WI1,258781,0921,170
        Ardmore, TN1,2602711,0031,274
        Cambridge, WI1,26085398483
        Alto, GA1,259201403604
        Source: The Alto, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.