Conyers, Georgia Information:

Conyers is the lone city in Rockdale County, Georgia, and it lies about 24 miles east of Atlanta. The population was 15,195 as of the 2010 census and is Rockdale’s county seat. Originally home to Native Americans from the Cherokee and Muscogee tribes, their common border became known as the Great Indian Road, now Hightower Trail. The first settler, a blacksmith by the name of John Holcomb lived at the site where the Rockdale County Courthouse is today. As the need for a railway to cross Georgia, Mr. Holcomb refused to sell his land and if anyone associated with the railroad approached his property, he declared they would be shot. Holcomb was persuaded to sell to a Covington banker by the name of Dr. W. D. Conyers who paid $700 for the land, and immediately sold it to the Georgia railroad. The city was of course named for Dr. Conyers and initially became a watering post. Over the next several years, the town became know for it’s wild dozen saloons, five brothels and one a more reputable note, 40 stores, a hotel, good schools, a carriage manufacturer and Conyers College.

Conyers has a total area of 11.9 square miles, almost all of which is land. Based on the 2016 census estimate for population, it has grown by an estimated 700 residents. Three zip codes cover the city, 30012, 30013, and 30094 as well as three area codes: 470, 678, and 770.

During the 70s, the original five episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard were filmed in Conyers. Later, in the early 90s, The Heat of the Night filmed several scenes in the area. Yet, the city may be best remembered for the twin sisters, Tasmiyah Janeesha Whitehead and Jasmiyah Kaneesha Whitehead (born in 1993), who were arrested on in 2010 for having committed matricide. The victim was Jarmecca Yvonne Whitehead who also went by the nickname “Nikki”. She was beaten and stabbed and placed in a tub full of water where her daughters left her to die as they left for Rockdale County High School. The crime occurred on January 13, 2010 in the Bridle Ridge Walk subdivision on Appaloosa Way. The crime sent shockwaves throughout the community, when Jarmecca’s autopsy revealed that she suffered injuries to her lungs, jugular vein and had a severed spinal cord. Initially the twins proclaimed their innocence but in 2014 the twins pleaded guilty and are serving 30-year sentences each in separate prisons. The crime was heavily documented by the news media and by journalists. It was also featured in a few true crime documentaries and true crime television shows which include Dateline NBC in an episode titled “Bad Blood”, Snapped episode 1403 titled “The Whitehead Twins” and Evil Twins in an episode titled “Honor Roll Killers”. a show that airs on the Investigation Discovery network.

Ranked in the 26th percentile with a livability score of 61. Conyers, Georgia Conyers is ranked #368 in Georgia, and #21,498 in the USA. The cost of living index is three percent lower than the state’s. There are lots of amenities in the area and the city gets an A+ rating in that category. The median household income is 25 percent lower than the state, and the median home value is 32 percent lower than Georgia’s.

Total crimes in the area are high, about 80 percent higher than the national average. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You’ll find that the rate of crime in Conyers, GA averages 50% higher than the rest of Georgia. You’ll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Conyers, GA is 79% higher than the average rate of crime in Georgia and 84% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 46% higher than the remainder of the state of Georgia and 79% higher than the nation’s average. Both statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Conyers, GA area.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Conyers does well in the areas of weather and amenities. It scores “F” in the areas of Crime, Employment, and Education. medium with a “C” grade in cost of living and crime, and scores “D” in education, employment, and housing.

City Mayor Vince Evans was first elected to the Conyers City Council in 2000. He served nearly 17 years before resigning to run for the office of mayor. He was elected mayor in 2017 and began his term in January 2018. The mayor’s most important issues include: Law enforcement, Economic development, Olde Town revitalization, and Transportation. You may contact Mayor Evans here:

City of Conyers Government Complex
City of Conyers Council Chambers
1194 Scott Street
Conyers, Georgia 30012
770-483-4411

Conyers, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Conyers, Georgia was 388.5 which was above the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Conyers was 5,092 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is higher than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and higher than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

When we break this down further into violent crimes, (murder, rape, robbery, and assault,) and property crimes, (theft, auto theft and burglary,) Lawrenceville has higher crime rates as well. When it comes to violent crimes, Conyers, Georgia had 712 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. That rate is higher than the Georgia state average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 people and higher than the average in the U.S. of 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Property crimes, (theft, auto theft, and burglary,) are also higher in Conyers at 4,380 property crimes per 100,000 people. The average in Georgia is 3,005 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate that is lower than the rate in Conyers. The U.S. average is 2,451 for every 100,000 individuals, which the Conyers, Georgia property crime is lower than.

According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 137 registered sex offenders living in Conyers, Georgia as of May 20, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Conyers to the number of sex offenders is 117 to 1

Facts about crime in Conyers, Georgia:

For every 100,000 people, there are 13.95 daily crimes that occur in Conyers. Conyers is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States. In Conyers you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Conyers has decreased by 17%.

Conyers, Georgia Police Department Address:

Conyers Police Department
1194 Scott Street
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Phone 770-483-6600
Fax: 770-785-5041
Non-emergency: 770-483-6600

Mailing Address for the Conyers Police Department:
Conyers Police Department
1194 Scott Street
Conyers, Georgia 30012

Other Information about the Conyers Police Department:

The Chief of Police for the Conyers Police Department is Gene Wilson. Chief Wilson can be reached at 770-929-4201 or by email police@conyersga.com

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In 2016, there were 84 full-time law enforcement employees, 64 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 4.0 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Conyers, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Conyers, Georgia:

For record requests in Conyers, Georgia, you can check this site to see what records are available and to see where your records request is if you have requested one:

For records in Conyers, Georgia, you should contact the City Clerk, at 770-929-4226. Her name is Christina Heyman.

1184 Scott Street SE
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone:(770) 483-4411
Fax:(770) 929-4244

For records from different government agencies in Rockdale County, Georgia:

The Clerk of Court in Rockdale County only accepts written requests (no faxes, emails, or telephone requests.) Please direct written requests to the Clerk of Court of Rockdale County:

Ruth A. Wilson, Clerk of Superior & State Courts

Physical Address
922 Court Street
Conyers, GA 30012

Mailing Address – Superior Court
P.O. Box 937
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 278-7900
Jury Phone: (770) 278-7902

County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

The Sheriff of Rockdale County is Eric Levett. Sheriff Conway can be reached at (770) 278-8100 or by email:

Rockdale County Sheriff
911 Chambers Drive
Conyers Georgia 30012
Emergencies: Dial 911
Main Number: 770.278.8000
Records: 770.278.8000
Warrants: 770.278.8008
RCSO Jail: 770.278.8200 / 8232
COPS Unit: 770.278.8088
Southside Precinct: 770.278.8019

The Judicial Services Division is responsible for the security of the Rockdale County Courthouse and all Rockdale County courts. Additionally, this division is responsible for the Transportation Unit and the Sex Offender Registry. The Judicial Services Division is responsible for registering and verifying sex offender movements throughout the county.

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Rockdale County Detention Center:
Public Entrance and Deliveries
2385 Sigman Industrial Court
Conyers, Georgia 30012
770 278 8200

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