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Crime rate in Atlanta, Georgia (GA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Atlanta, GA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Atlanta, GA

The 2022 crime rate in Atlanta, GA is 450 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.7% U.S. cities. The 2022 Atlanta crime rate rose by 1% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 168 - an increase of 9 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Atlanta has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Atlanta, GA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Atlanta:

450.2
Decatur:

178.7
East Point:

114.2
Hapeville:

8.9
Avondale Estates:

98.1
College Park:

921.8
Forest Park:

509.5
Clarkston:

283.1
Smyrna:

196.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Atlanta by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
80
(14.5)
93
(22.1)
88
(20.7)
83
(19.0)
83
(18.4)
93
(20.5)
94
(20.2)
111
(23.5)
79
(16.4)
88
(17.7)
70
(13.8)
58
(11.2)
159
(30.5)
168
(33.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
135
(24.4)
89
(21.2)
148
(34.8)
113
(25.9)
105
(23.3)
151
(33.2)
170
(36.6)
136
(28.8)
282
(58.6)
245
(49.4)
175
(34.5)
45
(8.7)
155
(29.7)
157
(31.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,725
(492.9)
2,162
(514.8)
2,343
(550.6)
2,276
(520.8)
2,363
(523.9)
2,329
(512.6)
1,995
(429.3)
2,070
(438.0)
1,413
(293.6)
1,099
(221.5)
773
(152.4)
278
(53.9)
836
(160.4)
711
(143.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,419
(618.4)
3,405
(810.7)
3,518
(826.7)
3,555
(813.4)
2,965
(657.4)
3,004
(661.1)
2,944
(633.5)
2,804
(593.3)
2,730
(567.2)
2,382
(480.1)
2,024
(398.9)
974
(188.8)
3,472
(666.1)
3,131
(631.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9,112
(1,648)
8,016
(1,909)
7,499
(1,762)
6,192
(1,417)
5,938
(1,317)
5,470
(1,204)
4,781
(1,029)
4,411
(933.4)
3,390
(704.3)
3,082
(621.2)
2,173
(428.3)
496
(96.1)
1,695
(325.2)
1,839
(371.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19,511
(3,529)
17,741
(4,224)
17,274
(4,059)
17,212
(3,938)
17,158
(3,804)
16,498
(3,631)
16,493
(3,549)
16,400
(3,470)
16,304
(3,387)
16,701
(3,366)
11,970
(2,359)
4,348
(842.7)
14,293
(2,742)
13,437
(2,711)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5,726
(1,036)
5,043
(1,201)
5,371
(1,262)
5,150
(1,178)
4,432
(982.7)
4,146
(912.5)
4,282
(921.4)
3,993
(844.9)
3,297
(685.0)
3,308
(666.8)
2,375
(468.1)
1,119
(216.9)
3,189
(611.8)
3,303
(666.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
157
(28.4)
95
(22.6)
121
(28.4)
103
(23.6)
71
(15.7)
75
(16.5)
50
(10.8)
50
(10.6)
74
(15.4)
90
(18.1)
53
(10.4)
9
(1.7)
13
(2.5)
18
(3.6)
City-Data.com crime index659.4776.4786.4728.6667.0656.0612.9591.8520.8469.0342.5141.2447.5450.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 1,957 registered sex offenders living in Atlanta, Georgia as of April 24, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Atlanta is 241 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Atlanta, GA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Atlanta:

487.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Atlanta:

504.0
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Atlanta:

152.5
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Atlanta:

337.7
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Atlanta:

435.7
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Atlanta:

521.8
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Atlanta:

591.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Atlanta:

608.4
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Atlanta:

661.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Atlanta:

650.7
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Atlanta:

730.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Atlanta:

764.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Atlanta:

728.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Atlanta:

609.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Atlanta:

735.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Atlanta:

623.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Atlanta:

596.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Atlanta:

644.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Atlanta:

309.7
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Atlanta:

293.9
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Atlanta:

93.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Atlanta:

273.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Atlanta:

392.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Atlanta:

413.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Atlanta:

486.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Atlanta:

521.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Atlanta:

559.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Atlanta:

600.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Atlanta:

657.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Atlanta:

744.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Atlanta:

773.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Atlanta:

661.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Atlanta:

768.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Atlanta:

556.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Atlanta:

490.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Atlanta:

525.3
U.S. Average:

322.3
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 2,095 (1,641 officers - 1,345 male; 296 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Georgia average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 2,015 (1,548 officers - 1,278 male; 270 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
Georgia average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2,090 (1,600 officers - 1,324 male; 276 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Georgia average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,987 (1,535 officers - 1,283 male; 252 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Georgia average:

2.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,087 (1,621 officers - 1,349 male; 272 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.37
Georgia average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,140 (1,694 officers - 1,399 male; 295 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.58
Georgia average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,218 (1,781 officers - 1,447 male; 334 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Georgia average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,209 (1,800 officers - 1,476 male; 324 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.96
Georgia average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,294 (1,855 officers - 1,522 male; 333 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.11
Georgia average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,165 (1,775 officers - 1,464 male; 311 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.06
Georgia average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,069 (1,693 officers - 1,410 male; 283 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.98
Georgia average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,973 (1,612 officers - 1,346 male; 266 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.84
Georgia average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,881 (1,506 officers - 1,265 male; 241 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Georgia average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,963 (1,619 officers - 1,354 male; 265 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Georgia average:

2.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,177 (1,701 officers - 1,436 male; 265 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.42
Georgia average:

2.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,182 (1,669 officers - 1,414 male; 255 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.44
Georgia average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,260 (1,672 officers - 1,412 male; 260 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.88
Georgia average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,102 (1,649 officers - 1,390 male; 259 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.83
Georgia average:

2.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,049 (1,562 officers - 1,316 male; 246 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Georgia average:

2.76

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Atlanta, GA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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