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


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

Crime rate in Decatur, GA

The 2018 crime rate in Decatur, GA is 176 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 61.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Decatur crime rate rose by 14% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Decatur has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Decatur, GA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Decatur:

176.1
Avondale Estates:

177.2
Clarkston:

337.6
Pine Lake:

451.9
Atlanta:

469.0
Stone Mountain:

282.1
Chamblee:

306.7
Doraville:

424.9
Hapeville:

731.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
1
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(16.0)
5
(26.1)
1
(5.2)
4
(21.0)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.8)
2
(8.9)
2
(8.6)
2
(8.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
36
(192.0)
35
(182.5)
35
(181.5)
26
(136.3)
21
(114.2)
21
(107.2)
25
(126.5)
28
(140.0)
18
(88.9)
12
(58.2)
26
(115.8)
27
(115.5)
19
(77.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(128.0)
23
(119.9)
11
(57.0)
32
(167.8)
11
(59.8)
7
(35.7)
14
(70.8)
11
(55.0)
11
(54.3)
13
(63.0)
12
(53.5)
11
(47.1)
17
(69.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
141
(751.8)
125
(651.7)
200
(1,037)
168
(880.9)
100
(543.7)
115
(587.0)
92
(465.5)
127
(635.0)
94
(464.4)
121
(586.6)
85
(378.6)
63
(269.5)
61
(249.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
419
(2,234)
529
(2,758)
626
(3,246)
529
(2,774)
431
(2,344)
421
(2,149)
498
(2,520)
528
(2,640)
482
(2,381)
532
(2,579)
404
(1,800)
441
(1,886)
476
(1,944)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
60
(319.9)
75
(391.0)
69
(357.8)
75
(393.3)
46
(250.1)
48
(245.0)
62
(313.7)
35
(175.0)
47
(232.2)
61
(295.7)
36
(160.4)
27
(115.5)
39
(159.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(10.7)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.4)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.1)
City-Data.com crime index274.2297.2311.4305.8217.6190.0210.6227.0193.8201.8172.8154.5176.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 511 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Georgia as of November 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 42 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Decatur, GA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

106.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

89.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

102.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

65.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

81.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

107.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

98.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

76.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

108.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

183.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

134.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

187.7
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

186.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

174.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

136.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

128.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

170.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

165.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

189.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

290.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

246.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

285.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

266.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

261.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

263.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

373.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

423.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

326.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

310.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

327.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

284.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

260.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
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 2018, including police officers: 58 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Georgia average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 49 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Georgia average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 51 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Georgia average:

3.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 52 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Georgia average:

3.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 50 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Georgia average:

3.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 54 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Georgia average:

3.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 48 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Georgia average:

3.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 55 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Georgia average:

4.03

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 56 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Georgia average:

3.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 46 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Georgia average:

3.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 49 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Georgia average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 58 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Georgia average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 56 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Georgia average:

2.62

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

Zip codes: 30033.