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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleChatsworth/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36n/a (estimate)7542,0582,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)63367370
Vehicle theft3n/a62.8206.5282.7
Property crime33n/a (estimate)6911,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Chatsworth, GA

The Chatsworth crime rates are 67.6% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 3 violent crimes in Chatsworth (63 per 100,000 people), which is 83% lower than the national average and there were a total of 33 property crimes (691 per 100,000 residents) which is 64.6% lower than average.

Chatsworth enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 754, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Chatsworth as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Chatsworth stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 63 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Chatsworth secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Chatsworth registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Chatsworth, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 691, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Chatsworth?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Chatsworth. Based on the results of the surveys (7 responses), 57% of people felt that there was very little crime in Chatsworth and felt safe walking alone at night. While 43% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Chatsworth a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Chatsworth, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Chatsworth presents a total crime rate that is 68% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Chatsworth experiences an average of 0.1 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.09 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Chatsworth Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Chatsworth crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Chatsworth has decreased by 12.2% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 75% and property crime has decreased by 13.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Chatsworth

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Chatsworth crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Chatsworth has an unemployment rate of 1.2%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Chatsworth, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 3.23 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Chatsworth has an average rental rate of $670 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Chatsworth crime map

The Chatsworth crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chatsworth 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 Chatsworth crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chatsworth 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

  • Chatsworth crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chatsworth are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Chatsworth you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chatsworth is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chatsworth has decreased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Chatsworth (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Chatsworth for every 100,000 residents. The Chatsworth total amount of daily crime is 2.73 times less than the Georgia average and 3.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chatsworth, is 5.84 times less than the Georgia average, and it is 5.89 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chatsworth has a daily crime average that is 2.45 times less than the Georgia average and 2.83 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Chatsworth (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Chatsworth in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Chatsworth safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chatsworth being safer than 84% of cities in Georgia and 83% 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 Chatsworth. In conclusion, Chatsworth ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chatsworth

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chatsworth is 1 in 1592
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chatsworth is 1 in 145
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chatsworth is 1 in 133
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Chatsworth? In Chatsworth, GA you have a 1 in 1592 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 145 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chatsworth.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Chatsworth is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Chatsworth has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 78% in Chatsworth, while property crimes in Chatsworth have increased by 1%. Total crime has decreased by 22% year over year.

        Chatsworth police department

        Item Chatsworth Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1411,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.03.3
        There are a total of 14 Chatsworth police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.5% less than the Georgia average and 0.8% 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
        Tunnel Hill, GA1,1580415415
        Varnell, GA2,371147678825
        Eton, GA1,1880848848
        Resaca, GA1,583177815992
        Cohutta, GA7004211,9422,364
        Dalton, GA33,5153712,4652,836
        Chatsworth, GA4,24763691754

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Thiells, NY4,2472871,1511,437
        Pantops, VA4,24690656746
        Mountain Lakes, NJ4,24953368421
        Pecan Acres, TX4,245140748888
        Newport, VT4,2449252,3913,316
        Chatsworth, GA4,24763691754
        Source: The Chatsworth, 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.