Based on the 2020 Summary Report from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the Georgia Crime Information Center revealed that DeKalb County had a crime rate of 3,219.8 per 100,000 people.
This rate was higher than the state average of 2,716.5 and the national average of 2,476.7. Specifically, the violent crime rate in DeKalb County was 566.9, which exceeded both the state average of 357.8 and the national average of 366.7.
Additionally, the property crime rate in DeKalb County was 2,652.9, which was higher than the state average of 2,358.7 but still lower than the national average of 2,110.
Comparing DeKalb County with other Georgia counties of similar population sizes, the table below displays the crime rates:
|County||Population||Crime Rate||Violent Crime Rate||Property Crime Rate|
As evident, DeKalb County has a higher crime rate compared to Cobb and Gwinnett counties, but it is lower than Fulton County.
Nevertheless, these statistics only consider reported crimes and fail to consider other contributing factors that could influence the crime situation in each county.
Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution and remain vigilant when visiting or residing in any area with a high crime rate.