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*
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.