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Decatur, Georgia Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,696 total crimes reported in Decatur, Georgia (501 of them violent). Of the 837 crimes that happen every year in Decatur, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Decatur, Georgia every 10 hours. This includes 5 murders, 39 rapes, and almost five thousand thefts (including 647 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Decatur, Georgia (1999-2000, 2002-2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Decatur, Georgia for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Decatur has lessened by 25%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 81%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 8 years in Decatur. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Decatur, Georgia in 2009.

Crime Trends Decatur, Georgia (1999-2000, 2002-2005, 2007-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Decatur, Georgia (1999-2000, 2002-2005, 2007-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Decatur, Georgia law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Decatur 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.