Roswell, GA Criminal and Public Records

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About Roswell

Roswell is located in Fulton County, with a population of 94,501. This makes it the 6th most populous city in Georgia. It has an average income of $82,150.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 119 reported major violent crimes (0.001247 per person) and 1,668 reported major property crimes in Roswell (0.017474 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Roswell.

Crime Rates Compared to Georgia

When it comes to major violent crimes, Roswell has 0.001247 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.003783 violent crimes per person statewide.

Roswell has 0.017474 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.030223 per person statewide.

Disclaimer: The city of Roswell resides in these counties: Fulton County, Cobb County.


Roswell Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 26th (169th per 100k)
  • Murder: 11th (63rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 12th (105th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 33rd (173rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 17th (108th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 15th (179th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (185th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 15th (168th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 21st (156th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (43rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 310th
  • Violent Crimes: 514th (3,577th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (407th per 100k)
  • Rape: 181st (1,321st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 435th (3,442nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 285th (1,295th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 573rd (4,415th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 469th (3,738th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 509th (4,005th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 444th (2,498th per 100k)
  • Arson: 112th (771st per 100k)

In Fulton County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 6th (8th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (6th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 94,501
  • Households: 34,697
  • Median Income: $82,150
  • Land Area: 40.713 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.283 miles2
  • Time Zone: EST

Roswell, GA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 3 1
Rape 10 10
Agg. Assault 44 51
Robbery 53 57
Burglary 372 261
Vehicle Thefts 89 72
Arson 7 6

Violent Crimes in Roswell, GA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 10
Aggravated Assault 51
Robbery 57

Property Crimes in Roswell, GA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 261
Larceny 1335
Motor Vehicle Theft 72
Arson 6

Property Crimes in Roswell, GA

Year Property Crimes
2006 2218
2007 2261
2008 2479
2009 2349
2010 1862
2011 1727
2012 1721
2013 2107
2014 1789
2015 1668

Agg. Assault in Roswell, GA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 73
2007 65
2008 60
2009 74
2010 50
2011 29
2012 61
2013 54
2014 44
2015 51

Georgia Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Roswell is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Roswell compares to the rest of Georgia or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Roswell is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Georgia or nationwide.


Property Crimes in the state of Georgia

Year Property Crimes
2006 364183
2007 372342
2008 388935
2009 360400
2010 352679
2011 355952
2012 338329
2013 334399
2014 331316
2015 308723

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