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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 28%
Property crime 33%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDalton/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,080n/a (estimate)3,1922,9002,580
Murder0n/a0.06.15.0
Rape11n/a32.525.242.6
Robbery21n/a62.178.786.2
Assault61n/a180.3216.6246.8
Violent crime93n/a (estimate)275327381
Burglary119n/a351.7431.3376.0
Theft787n/a2,326.31,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft81n/a239.4235.4228.9
Property crime987n/a (estimate)2,9172,5742,200

Key findings

  • Dalton crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dalton are 28% lower than the national average
  • In Dalton you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dalton is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dalton has decreased by 11%

Dalton crime map

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The Dalton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Dalton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Dalton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Dalton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dalton, per 100,000 residents. In Dalton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.10 times more than the Georgia average and 1.24 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dalton are 1.19 times less than the Georgia average and 1.38 times less than the national average. For property crime, Dalton has a daily crime rate that is 1.13 times more than the Georgia average and 1.33 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dalton (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Georgia and all other cities across the US, is Dalton safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Dalton is safer than 49% of other cities in the state of Georgia. In addition, Dalton is safer than 31% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Georgia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Dalton. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Dalton is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dalton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dalton is 1 in 364
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dalton is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dalton is 1 in 32
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Dalton? If you reside in Dalton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 364. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 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 Dalton, is 1 in 32.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Dalton, Georgia (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Dalton has decreased by 17%, the amount of property crime in Dalton has decreased by 10%, and the total amount of crime in Dalton has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Dalton police department

      ItemDaltonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9111,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.03.3
      There are a total of 91 Dalton police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.7% less than the Georgia average and 16.9% less 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
      Chatsworth, GA4,298163558721
      Varnell, GA1,8161311,0321,163
      Resaca, GA1,1571581,2411,399
      Indian Springs, GA3,1041771,3931,570
      Tunnel Hill, GA1,05601,8331,833
      Eton, GA1,1751082,3842,492
      Cohutta, GA6903762,9563,332
      Dalton, GA33,6532752,9173,192

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Long Beach, NY33,67086237322
      Salisbury, NC33,6746964,6585,354
      Pikesville, MD33,6254151,7972,212
      Riviera Beach, FL33,6831,1803,8104,990
      Benton, AR33,6134983,3623,860
      Dalton, GA33,6532752,9173,192
      Source: The Dalton, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.