Reported Annual Crime In Atlanta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlanta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27,495n/a (estimate)5,7123,2172,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtlanta/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder79n/a16.46.75.3
Rape282n/a58.626.141.7
Robbery1,413n/a293.696.398.0
Assault2,730n/a567.2228.1248.9
Violent crime4,504n/a (estimate)936357383
Burglary3,390n/a704.3530.9430.4
Theft16,304n/a3,387.22,077.41,694.4
Vehicle theft3,297n/a685.0251.8237.4
Property crime22,991n/a (estimate)4,7762,8602,362
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 78% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia. It is also 108% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Atlanta, GA shows a crime rate that is 162% higher than the Georgia average. The crime rate is also 144% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Atlanta, GA is shown to be 67% higher than the Georgia average and 102% higher than the national average.
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The Atlanta crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Atlanta as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Atlanta crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Atlanta is 108% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.65 daily crimes that occur in Atlanta.
  • Atlanta is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Atlanta you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Atlanta has decreased by 14%.

Compare Atlanta, GA Crime To Other Cities

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 1.78 times more than the Georgia average and 2.08 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Atlanta, GA is 2.62 times more than the Georgia average and 2.44 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Atlanta, GA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Georgia average and 2.02 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 3% 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 107
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atlanta is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Atlanta is 1 in 18
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 107. 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 21 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 18.

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 16%, while the property crime rate in Atlanta, GA has decreased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Atlanta, GA has decreased by 14% 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
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
Vinings, GA11,8161361,0901,226
Druid Hills, GA13,4441361,0901,226
North Druid Hills, GA18,3311461,1671,313
North Decatur, GA16,6521461,1671,313
Mountain Park city, GA6381481,1881,336
Avondale Estates, GA3,0951891,5711,759
Sandy Springs, GA102,2121172,1002,217
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331381,9352,072
Colorado Springs, CO448,7595243,2173,741
Omaha, NE443,0726473,8804,527
Long Beach, CA469,7936582,6723,330
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712
Source: The Atlanta, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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