Crime in Atlanta, GA, United States

Crime rates in Atlanta, GA, United States

Level of crime
74.69 High
Crime increasing in the past 5 years
74.28 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
58.37 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.97 Moderate
Worries car stolen
54.79 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
67.27 High
Worries attacked
56.02 Moderate
Worries being insulted
58.61 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
50.81 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
71.82 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
70.21 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
68.25 High
Problem corruption and bribery
60.00 High

Safety in Atlanta, GA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
59.81 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
26.07 Low

Contributors: 227

Last update: June 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 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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2 Comments so far
M on Nov 22, 2021:
In the past few years the level of crime and generally bad behavior has increased. I'm not sure if my perceptions are based of the news reports, etc., But I am more worried than I used to be about my safety while walking around Atlanta. I'm particularly more concerned about safety at night. I think the non-violent crime (theft, vandalism, reckless driving, littering, etc.) has increased substantially over the last few years. The covid 19 pandemic appearance coincides with the societal breakdown.
Still, for a regular person not involved in risky behavior, the risk of being victim of a violent crime is low. Your stuff however, is not too safe if you leave it unwatched or unsecured in public places. If you leave stuff in your parked car (gun, money, computers, cameras) you run a risk of getting robbed.

As others say, your risk of violent crime is very dependent in what section of town you reside or frequent. Also property crimes are more dependent of the neighborhood.
Gene on Oct 25, 2021:
Much like any other large metropolitan area/US city (ATL=7th), the threat of being a victim of a violent crime is almost entirely dependent on the area of the city one finds oneself. Visitors are rarely the victims unless they were incolved in criminal behavior themselves. In more affluent suburban communities a property crimes are the most serious and not common with Three caveats:
1) Certainly there are exceptions that receive great attention because they are exceptions. 2) If you have concerns of being victimized by family/friends who are in the habit of getting drunk and shooting you, all bets are off. 3) Just completed survey was a bit more critical but took into account being well into my 60s, making me a more likely target.