Atlanta, GA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
26,905
Total Crimes
5,423.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
118.97%
Above National Average
219 out of 256
In Georgia
9,383 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Atlanta, GA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Atlanta is 5,423.2 per 100,000 people. That's 118.97% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 99.64% higher than the Georgia total crime rate of 2,716.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Atlanta SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9.5
Education
8.5
Commute
6

How Does Atlanta Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Atlanta
/ 100k People
Georgia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 26,905 5,423.2 2,716.5 2,476.7
Murder 88 17.7 6.2 5.0
Robbery 1,099 221.5 75.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,382 480.1 232.0 250.2
Violent Crime 3,814 768.8 340.7 366.7
Burglary 3,082 621.2 372.1 340.5
Larceny 16,701 3,366.4 1,779.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 3,308 666.8 223.9 219.9
Property Crime 23,091 4,654.4 2,375.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Atlanta

3,814
Violent Crimes
768.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
109.65%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 130.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Atlanta each year. That compares to a 1 in 293.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Atlanta is 768.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 109.65% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 125.67% higher than the Georgia violent crime rate of 340.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Atlanta

23,091
Property Crimes
4,654.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
120.60%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 21.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Atlanta each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Atlanta is 4,654.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 120.60% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 95.91% higher than the Georgia property crime rate of 2,375.8 per 100,000 people.

Atlanta Crime Compared To Georgia Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Georgia.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Atlanta

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sandy Springs, GA 110,760 2,115 1,909.5 1,780.4 129.1
Roswell, GA 95,677 1,626 1,699.5 1,567.8 131.7
Smyrna, GA 57,498 1,576 2,741.0 2,537.5 203.5
Dunwoody, GA 49,868 1,979 3,968.5 3,840.1 128.3
East Point, GA 35,486 4,701 13,247.5 12,004.7 1,242.7
Decatur, GA 24,491 617 2,519.3 2,351.9 167.4
College Park, GA 15,278 1,215 7,952.6 6,794.1 1,158.5
Hapeville, GA 6,607 786 11,896.5 11,154.8 741.6
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