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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 60%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)972 (estimate)2,7172,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.25.0
Rapen/an/an/a27.542.6
Robberyn/an/an/a75.081.6
Assaultn/an/an/a232.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)122 (estimate)341379
Burglaryn/an/an/a372.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,779.81,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a223.9219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)850 (estimate)2,3762,110

Key findings

  • Nelson crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nelson are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Nelson you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nelson is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nelson has decreased by 6%

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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 820
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nelson is 1 in 118
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nelson is 1 in 103

      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
      Dawsonville, GA2,4781439971,140
      Jasper, GA3,7321591,1061,265
      Holly Springs, GA10,3512461,7141,960
      Cumming, GA5,7402671,8632,130
      Canton, GA25,0223612,5192,880
      Talking Rock, GA854232,9503,374
      Nelson, GA1,470122850972

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Helena, OK1,4702291,5071,736
      Chatham, NY1,470151577728
      Lawrenceville, VA1,4701011,0071,108
      North Grosvenor Dale, CT1,47090699789
      Tennessee Ridge, TN1,4702721,2151,487
      Nelson, GA1,470122850972
      Source: The Nelson, GA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.