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Atlanta, Georgia Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Atlanta, Georgia. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Atlanta compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Atlanta, Georgia, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 471,208 total crimes reported in Atlanta, Georgia (90,238 of them violent). Of the 47,121 crimes that occur a year in Atlanta, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Atlanta, Georgia every 11 minutes. This includes 1,268 murders, 2,458 rapes, and more than two hundred and ninety-six thousand thefts (including 66,971 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Atlanta, Georgia for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Atlanta decreased by 20 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 52 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Atlanta. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty-eight thousand for Atlanta, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends in Atlanta, Georgia (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Atlanta, Georgia (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Atlanta, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Atlanta conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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