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Total crime 118%
Violent crime 103%
Property crime 121%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlanta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,905n/a (estimate)5,4232,7172,489
Murder88n/a17.76.25.0
Rape245n/a49.427.542.6
Robbery1,099n/a221.575.081.6
Assault2,382n/a480.1232.0250.2
Violent crime3,814n/a (estimate)769341379
Burglary3,082n/a621.2372.1340.5
Theft16,701n/a3,366.41,779.81,549.5
Vehicle theft3,308n/a666.8223.9219.9
Property crime23,091n/a (estimate)4,6542,3762,110

Key findings

  • Atlanta crime rates are 118% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atlanta are 103% higher than the national average
  • In Atlanta you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atlanta is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atlanta has not changed

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Compare Atlanta, GA Crime

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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 people. In Atlanta, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.00 times more than the Georgia average and 2.18 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Atlanta is 2.26 times more than the Georgia average and 2.03 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Atlanta has a daily crime rate that is 1.96 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 Atlanta in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Atlanta safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Atlanta being safer than 60% of cities in Georgia and 44% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Atlanta ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atlanta

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atlanta is 1 in 131
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlanta is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlanta is 1 in 19
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Atlanta? If you reside in Atlanta, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 22 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 19.

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

      A good indicator of whether Atlanta is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Atlanta has not changed, while the property crime rate in Atlanta has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Atlanta has not changed year over year.

      Atlanta police department

      ItemAtlantaGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,16511,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.04.03.3
      There are a total of 2,165 Atlanta police officers. This results in 5.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.2% greater than the Georgia average and 52.4% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Georgia

      StateTotal offendersGeorgia /100KNational /100K
      Georgia23,117275266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Druid Hills, GA13,4441309051,035
      Vinings, GA11,8161309051,035
      North Decatur, GA16,6521399691,109
      North Druid Hills, GA18,3311399691,109
      Mountain Park city, GA6381429871,129
      Decatur, GA21,2101439981,141
      Smyrna, GA54,7882101,4601,670
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Colorado Springs, CO448,7595853,6674,252
      Omaha, NE443,0726133,6444,257
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,4142,920
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Source: The Atlanta, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.