City of Atlanta Crime Stats

Did You Know?

  • The overall crime rate in Atlanta is 108% higher than the national average.

  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.65 daily crimes that occur in Atlanta.

  • Atlanta is safer than only 2% of the cities in the United States.

  • In Atlanta you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.

  • The number of total year over year crimes in Atlanta has decreased by 14%.

According to, the overall crime rate in the city of Atlanta is 78% higher than the average of crimes committed in Georgia and 108% higher than the national average.  When it comes to violent crimes, Atlanta, GA shows a crime rate that is 162% higher than the Georgia average and 144% higher than the national average.

City of Atlanta Crime Stats

Let’s take a better look at property crime :

  • Property crime includes burglary, theft, and auto-theft

  • Your change of being a victim of property crime in Atlanta is 1 in 21. 

  • Atlanta is 67% higher than the Georgia average and 102% higher than the national average, with a daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Georgia average and 2.02 times more than the overall daily national average.


City of Atlanta Crime Stats


Any Good News?

Yes!  Property crime rates are decreasing at a rate of 13% year over year - AND - the surrounding cities in Metro Atlanta have much lower crime rates.


City of Atlanta Crime Stats

What Can You Do?  

To prevent property crime, invest in a home security system with cameras.  EMC Security can help!  

City of Atlanta Crime Stats

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