Crime in Atlanta, GA, United States

Crime rates in Atlanta, GA, United States

Level of crime
73.39 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
68.16 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
60.00 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.82 Moderate
Worries car stolen
54.25 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
66.25 High
Worries attacked
56.13 Moderate
Worries being insulted
58.09 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
50.00 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
68.56 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
68.63 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
65.29 High
Problem corruption and bribery
58.66 Moderate

Safety in Atlanta, GA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
62.99 High
Safety walking alone during night
26.70 Low

Contributors: 105

Last update: March 2019

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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3 Comments so far

#EK on Dec 20, 2016 :
To the person who stated that Austin, TX is more severe than Atlanta in terms of obviously have not fully experienced the "underworld" of both cities. Austin has become the new "silicon valley" and is one of the most affluent cities in the US. Furthermore, on the weekends they close off the side roads and there are many college students walking about, along with HEAVY police presence. You will not find any of this in Atlanta, not on Peachtree St., and def not anywhere else. For the most part, Midtown is OK to be on as long as you're on Peachtree St, even at night, but once you cross the bridge towards Downtown, thats when you need to turn back around. Trust me, the difference is significant. Stay on the right side and on the main roads such as Peachtree St and you'll be ok. There are far too many small, side roads connected to it however, and that is normally where crime occurs.

Downtown, stay alert at all times. Especially around the Underground Atlanta area. Known spot for muggings and other crime, esepcially at night. The biggest problem in Atlanta? Homeless people and crackheads walking about trying to scheme you. If someone says you need to pay for parking, make sure they have a ticket for you, as this is a scheme that many will try on visitors. Easy money for them, and you wouldn't know any better since the parking where theyre telling you to park is most likely free. Not as many violent crimes in the city as APD (Atlanta Police) are quite vigilant (almost too much so, they WILL use force without thinking twice so dont get drunk and act a fool), especially during big events. However, always keep your head on a swivel. You never know...
#Justin on Sep 08, 2016 :
I actually found this website to look up Mexico City and Belize. I am FROM Atlanta however!
I worked the streets of Atlanta as a outside sales rep from 1999-2010, and am familiar with every part of the city. I am a 5 time survivor of violent crime and EVERY time.. it was a BM under the age of 40. Trust me when i say ... PROFILING WORKS and saves lives! Just like when i lived/ worked in New Orleans.. u just cant trust a good % of the young BM.
If it happened to a street smart dude like myself, it can happen to you. Don't wear shiny watches, and always look like u know where your going. And don't use the overhead light in your car @ night, because the thugs can see you... but u cant see them.
Yes Atlanta "appears" nicer now that they tore down most of the public housing projects around the city, but its still a craphole.
The places i would NOT move 2 include Jonesboro, Dekalb, Clayton, Forrest Park, College Park and East/ West and South Atlanta. A TON of car break-ins, home invasions and robberies in these areas.
#Jenna on Aug 07, 2015 :
I live in the outskirts of Atlanta and go down to the city regularly for Atlanta Falcons games. The area around the Georgia Dome, and The Atlanta Braves Stadium aren't that good. The houses are very rundown, there is gang activity evident, there are many people living in poverty, and you can hear police sirens often. I feel like the Police are trying to improve the safety of this area because it really is a nice town. However, there are some very "sketchy" areas. Just stay in groups, and make sure to not be out late around some of the bad areas. Atlanta is one of the hubs for sex trafficking, so girls should be very cautious and stay in a group with parents, boyfriends, or just any other big men/family member. I have never encountered any violence, but have seen some worrying areas and have heard about many things that happen in my city. The area around the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and Philipps Arena is very nice and extremely safe, and a very fun and entertaining area.