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Total crime 23%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 16%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSandy Springs/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,115n/a (estimate)1,9102,7172,489
Murder1n/a0.96.25.0
Rape11n/a9.927.542.6
Robbery39n/a35.275.081.6
Assault92n/a83.1232.0250.2
Violent crime143n/a (estimate)129341379
Burglary286n/a258.2372.1340.5
Theft1,527n/a1,378.71,779.81,549.5
Vehicle theft159n/a143.6223.9219.9
Property crime1,972n/a (estimate)1,7802,3762,110

Key findings

  • Sandy Springs crime rates are 23% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sandy Springs are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Sandy Springs you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sandy Springs is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sandy Springs has decreased by 3%

Sandy Springs crime map

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The Sandy Springs crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sandy Springs (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Sandy Springs, GA per 100,000 people. In Sandy Springs, the total number of daily crimes is 1.42 times less than the Georgia average and 1.30 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Sandy Springs is 2.64 times less than the Georgia average and 2.94 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Sandy Springs has a daily crime rate that is 1.33 times less than the Georgia average and 1.19 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Sandy Springs (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sandy Springs, Georgia compared to other areas of Georgia, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Sandy Springs safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Sandy Springs is safer than 68% of Georgia cities, and 55% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Georgia, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sandy Springs. At this time, Sandy Springs sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sandy Springs

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sandy Springs is 1 in 775
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sandy Springs is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sandy Springs is 1 in 53
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Sandy Springs? If you reside in Sandy Springs, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 775. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 57 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 Sandy Springs, is 1 in 53.

      Year Over Year Crime In Sandy Springs (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Sandy Springs is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Sandy Springs has increased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Sandy Springs has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Sandy Springs has decreased by 3% year to year.

      Sandy Springs police department

      ItemSandy SpringsGeorgiaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14711,364558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.54.03.3
      There are a total of 147 Sandy Springs police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 62% less than the Georgia average and 53.8% 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, GA1,92448333381
      Johns Creek, GA82,93040623662
      Milton, GA36,75537726764
      Druid Hills, GA13,4441309051,035
      Vinings, GA11,8161309051,035
      North Decatur, GA16,6521399691,109
      North Druid Hills, GA18,3311399691,109
      Sandy Springs, GA102,2121291,7801,910

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Mateo, CA102,2242512,0912,342
      Clovis, CA102,1482131,9942,206
      Davenport, IA102,3055953,8264,421
      Lewisville, TX102,3272211,9682,189
      Rialto, CA102,4185723,0293,601
      Sandy Springs, GA102,2121291,7801,910
      Source: The Sandy Springs, 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.