Ellijay, GA
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Ellijay, GA crime analytics

The crime rate in Ellijay is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Ellijay is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Ellijay is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Ellijay has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Ellijay to other communities of similar population, then Ellijay crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Ellijay does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ellijay does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ellijay.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ellijay occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Ellijay; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 280. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ellijay's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Ellijay a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Ellijay is one in 42.

Ellijay Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Ellijay Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Ellijay 3.57
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 280

in Ellijay

1 in 264

in Georgia
Population: 1,680
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 1 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.60 0.60 2.38
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Ellijay 23.81
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Ellijay

1 in 33

in Georgia
Ellijay Property CRIMES
Population: 1,680
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3 36 1
Rate per 1,000 1.79 21.43 0.60
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Ellijay Crimes Per Square Mile

Ellijay 13
Georgia 30

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