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Total crime 60%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 58%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNelson/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,038 (estimate)2,9002,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.15.0
Rapen/an/an/a25.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a78.786.2
Assaultn/an/an/a216.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)117 (estimate)327381
Burglaryn/an/an/a431.3376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,907.01,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a235.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)921 (estimate)2,5742,200

Key findings

  • Nelson crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nelson are 69% lower than the national average
  • In Nelson you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nelson is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nelson has decreased by 15%

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      Daily Crime In Nelson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nelson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nelson is 1 in 855
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nelson is 1 in 109
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nelson is 1 in 97

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

      Nelson police department

      ItemNelsonGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)111,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents0.74.03.3
      There are a total of 1 Nelson police officers. This results in 0.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 81.1% less than the Georgia average and 77% 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
      Ball Ground, GA1,8310605605
      Holly Springs, GA10,351249941,019
      Dawsonville, GA2,4781371,0801,218
      Cumming, GA5,7402562,0182,274
      Canton, GA25,0221192,3292,447
      Talking Rock, GA854063,1963,602
      Waleska, GA6754293,3763,804
      Nelson, GA1,4701179211,038

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Grosvenor Dale, CT1,470101824925
      Lawrenceville, VA1,470199398598
      Tennessee Ridge, TN1,4702861,2941,579
      Chatham, NY1,470147605753
      Kings Mills, OH1,47058449506
      Nelson, GA1,4701179211,038
      Source: The Nelson, 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.