Palmetto, GA Criminal and Public Records

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Disclaimer: The city of Palmetto resides in these counties: Coweta County, Fulton County.


Palmetto Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 102nd
  • Violent Crimes: 80th (108th per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 21st (89th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 66th (125th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 50th (71st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 113th (130th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 84th (103rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 116th (142nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 50th (28th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 4,750th
  • Violent Crimes: 618th (2,159th per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (100th per 100k)
  • Rape: 190th (1,218th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 479th (2,587th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 337th (900th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,647th (2,463rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 697th (1,689th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,456th (2,989th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 500th (737th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Fulton County (2015)

  • Population: 11th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (5th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 11th (6th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 11th (6th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 10th (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 4,733
  • Households: 1,620
  • Median Income: $41,489
  • Land Area: 11.801 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.187 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Palmetto, GA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 2
Rape 1 1
Agg. Assault 8 7
Robbery 3 5
Burglary 20 31
Vehicle Thefts 15 16
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Palmetto, GA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 1
Aggravated Assault 7
Robbery 5

Property Crimes in Palmetto, GA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 31
Larceny 88
Motor Vehicle Theft 16
Arson 0

Agg. Assault in Palmetto, GA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 10
2007 6
2008 6
2009 30
2010 22
2011 16
2012 20
2014 8
2015 7

Rape in Palmetto, GA

Year Rape
2006 0
2007 0
2008 3
2009 0
2010 1
2011 1
2012 2
2014 1
2015 1

Georgia Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Palmetto, GA included 15 violent crimes and 135 property crimes. The 15 violent crimes included: 2 murders, 7 aggravated assaults, 1 forcible rape, and 5 robberies. The 135 property crimes included: 16 motor vehicle thefts, 31 burglaries, 0 counts of arson, and 88 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Palmetto, GA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 38097 38643
Murder 580 615
Rape 5207 5520
Agg. Assault 22052 22557
Robbery 12417 12247
Property Crimes 331316 308723
Burglary 76428 66374
Larceny 228034 215867
Vehicle Thefts 26854 26482
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Palmetto, GA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Palmetto or in the greater Palmetto, GA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Agg. Assault in the state of Georgia

Year Agg. Assault
2006 25824
2007 26839
2008 26196
2009 24410
2010 24048
2011 21879
2012 22423
2013 20915
2014 22052
2015 22557

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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