Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the country and 5.8 million people call the Atlanta metropolitan area home. Residents here enjoy an active lifestyle and a booming economy with a wide range of arts, cultures, and international flair. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous cities in the country. With a crime rate of 61 per 1,000 residents it ranks one of the worst in comparison to cities of the same size. Residents here have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime or property crime. In fact, 92% of the communities in the state of Georgia are considered safer places to live.

Violent Crime in Atlanta

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Sadly, the violent crime rate in Atlanta is one of the highest in the nation across all communities. Violent offenses include crimes like murder, rape, manslaughter, armed robbery and aggravated assault. According to statistics and analyzed FBI data, residents in Atlanta have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. In particular, Atlanta has one of the highest murder rates in the country. Annually, more than 4,700 violent crimes occur in the Atlanta area. This is more than 2x the average throughout the state of Georgia. Georgia residents outside of Atlanta have just a 1 in 280 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime

Property Crime in Atlanta

Property crime is also elevated in Atlanta. In fact, the majority of the crimes that occur in the Atlanta area are property crimes, such as burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Atlanta, residents have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. In comparison, residents in other parts of Georgia have just a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. In particular, theft is the highest of the property crimes with over 18,000 theft crimes occurring annually.

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Atlanta

What are the most dangerous neighborhoods in Atlanta? Statistically, the dangerous neighborhoods are spread out through the metropolitan area, and include, but are not limited to:

  • Rockdale
  • Greenbriar Pkwy SW
  • Clark Atlanta U & Sunset Ave NW
  • White St and Holderness
  • West End
  • Fulton Industrial Blvd & Sandy Creek Rd
  • Morris Rd & Old National Hwy
  • Northside Dr & North Ave
  • McDaniel St
  • Lee St & Donnelly Ave

Have You Been Arrested and Charged with a Crime in Atlanta?

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Atlanta or anywhere in the state of Georgia? At Schnipper Law, P.C., our Atlanta criminal defense attorneys know that one mistake can haunt you for the rest of your life. Prosecutors in Atlanta are zealous in seeking maximum penalties for individuals arrested for crimes in the area. As such, you need an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side from the start. Call Schnipper Law P.C.,  at (404) 545-5845 for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We can protect your future and your freedom.

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