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Sandy Springs, GA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Sandy Springs is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Sandy Springs is 1 in 62. Based on FBI crime data, Sandy Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Sandy Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 54% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Sandy Springs has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Sandy Springs is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sandy Springs's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sandy Springs is one in 611.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sandy Springs's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs is one in 69.

Sandy Springs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Sandy Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

177

1,564

1,741

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.64

14.47

16.11

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.64
4.0
National Median: 4
    Sandy Springs
    Georgia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 611

in Sandy Springs

1 in 250

in Georgia

Sandy Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 108,080
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 12 50 109
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.11 0.46 1.01

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
14.47
20.07
National Median: 19
    Sandy Springs
    Georgia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 69

in Sandy Springs

1 in 50

in Georgia

Sandy Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 108,080
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 162 1,244 158
Rate per 1,000 1.50 11.51 1.46

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Sandy Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
45
22
National Median: 26.9
    Sandy Springs
    Georgia