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Crime Report for Decatur,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Decatur, is 2.3 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Decatur Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Decatur, has a violent crime rate of 249 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 760 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Decatur 249
GA 760
National 676

Decatur, is in the 26% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 57% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 26% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Decatur, or said another way, 74% of cities in have crime rates higher than Decatur.


  Review crime rate data for Decatur,

Crime Decatur GA Nation
Violent Crime Total 248.9 759.6 676
Murder / NNH 5.2 9.3 6.5
Forcible Rape 5.2 29.4 31.1
Robbery Rate 181.5 300.0 197.4
Aggravated Assault 57.0 412.5 315
Property Crime Total 4640.4 5608.5 3726.9
Burglary 1037.0 1315.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 3245.7 3735.3 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 357.8 558.0 382.3
Arson 0.0 17.4 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Decatur, has a property crime rate of 4640.4 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5608.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Decatur 4640.4
GA 5608.5
National 3727



Decatur Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 57
National Percentile Rank - 83