Decatur County, GA Arrest Records

Decatur County, GA is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.79 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Bibb, Newton, Bartow, Baldwin, Douglas counties in Georgia.
Decatur County, GA property crime rate is 9.47 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 163 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 7.95% compared to 2015.

Decatur County, GA Crime Rate

Total arrests in Decatur County in 2016 increased by 11.85% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 54 to 48 while non-violent crime increased by 17.59% from 216 to 254.

5 Crimes In Decatur County, GA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 163
Burglary 81
Aggravated assault 41
Motor vehicle theft 10
Legacy rape 4

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Decatur County decreased by 11.11% from 2015 and increased by 45.45% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 33 to 48. In 2016 violent crime rate in Decatur County was 61.87% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.179%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Decatur County increased by 17.59% from 2015 and increased by 6.72% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 238 to 254. In 2016 property crime rate in Decatur County was 66.68% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.947%.

How Decatur stands up against other counties

Decatur vs. Peach

You’ll be in more risk in Decatur compared to Peach county that had 5.7% lower crime rate compared to Decatur county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0746 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1125 in Peach county.
Larceny rates of 6.0771 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 5.6650 in Peach county.

Decatur vs. Monroe

You’ll be in more safety in Decatur compared to Monroe county that had 22.62% higher crime rate compared to Decatur county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0373 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Monroe county.
Burglary rates of 3.0199 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 3.2960 in Monroe county.

Names with the most arrests in Decatur

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Decatur, Georgia, the most crimes, that's 36% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur County is 0.66% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.08 daily crimes that occur in Decatur County.
  • Decatur, GA is more violent than Peach.
  • In Decatur County you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Decatur, GA have increased by 11.85%.

Decatur Police Departments

Names in Decatur County