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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleDecatur/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime617n/a (estimate)2,5192,9002,580
Murder3n/a12.26.15.0
Rape2n/a8.225.242.6
Robbery19n/a77.678.786.2
Assault17n/a69.4216.6246.8
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)167327381
Burglary61n/a249.1431.3376.0
Theft476n/a1,943.61,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theft39n/a159.2235.4228.9
Property crime576n/a (estimate)2,3522,5742,200

Key findings

  • Decatur crime rates are 2% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decatur are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decatur is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decatur has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Decatur on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Georgia and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Decatur (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Georgia, are 1.15 times less than the state average and 1.02 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Decatur on a daily basis are 1.95 times less than than Georgia average and 2.27 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Decatur are 1.09 times less than the daily state average and 1.07 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Decatur in comparison to other Georgia communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Decatur safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Decatur being safer than 59% of cities in Georgia and 45% 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 Decatur. In conclusion, Decatur ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 598
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 40
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Decatur, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 598. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 43 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Decatur is 1 in 40.

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

      A good indicator of whether Decatur 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 Decatur has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Decatur has increased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Decatur has increased by 3% year over year.

      Decatur police department

      ItemDecaturGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4811,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.03.3
      There are a total of 48 Decatur police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.6% less than the Georgia average and 25.3% 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
      Berkeley Lake, GA1,92446361407
      Druid Hills, GA13,4441259811,105
      Vinings, GA11,8161259811,105
      North Druid Hills, GA18,3311331,0501,184
      North Decatur, GA16,6521331,0501,184
      Mountain Park city, GA6381361,0691,205
      Peachtree Corners, GA41,2681411,1121,253
      Decatur, GA21,2101672,3522,519

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clinton, UT21,210591,3571,416
      Patterson, CA21,2052371,7311,968
      Oxford, AL21,2023174,3884,705
      South Milwaukee, WI21,1971671,7451,912
      Arnold, MO21,1961043,6263,730
      Decatur, GA21,2101672,3522,519
      Source: The Decatur, 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.