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Crime Rates

The Dalton Metro Area features a lower crime rate than the United States average. In fact, Dalton has a lower crime rate than most metropolitan areas in the Southeast. See the chart below for more information:

2012 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings*

Rank Metropolitan Area Score
46 Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL (42.32)
54 Gainesville, GA (39.96)
62 Dalton, GA (36.63)
64 Auburn, AL (35.87)
106 Decatur, AL (26.28)
158 Warner Robins, GA (12.17)
175 Athens-Clarke County, GA (8.49)
177 Dothan, AL (7.62)
194 Valdosta, GA (1.66)
232 Rome, GA 8.07
242 Cleveland, TN 12.30
250 Savannah, GA 14.63
252 Chattanooga, TN 14.94
255 Huntsville, AL 17.07
274 Brunswick, GA 21.40
279 Atlanta, GA 22.25

Source: CQ Press using reported data from the F.B.I. "Crime in the United States 2011"

*Includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. A negative score (in parentheses) indicates a composite crime number below the national rate, a positive number is above the national rate.

 
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