Douglasville, Georgia Information

With a 2010 population of 30,961, Douglasville city is the county seat for Douglas County, Georgia. The city is about 20 miles west of Atlanta and was originally called Skint Chestnut, which was a large tree that the Native Americans used as a landmark. Douglasville was founded in 1874 as the railroad was constructed in the area. That same year, Douglasville was designated as the county seat of the recently formed Douglas County. The community was named for Senator Stephen A. Douglas. In 1916, the Reverend Atkinson of Douglasville was a key figure in the Arc Light Controversy in Atlanta. On September 21, 2009, Douglas County was devastated by the worst flood in Georgia history. Over 18 inches of rain fell in one night, destroying many roads and homes. The county was later declared a disaster area, and the governor of Georgia declared a state of emergency. The flooding most affected the areas of Douglasville, Villa Rica, Austell, Lithia Springs, and Chapel Hill. The disaster killed more than eight people in the county, most of them in the Douglasville area. The city has a total area of 22.6 square miles almost all of which is land. Four zip codes are used in the city: 30122, 30133, 30135 and 30154. In addition, three area codes are also in use: 770, 678, and 470.

Douglasville is ranked #434 in Georgia and #23,251 in the United States with a livability score of 59, which is in the 20th percentile. The city scored best for great weather and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 77 degrees, and there are many amenities in the area.

The overall crime rate in Douglasville is 146% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 19.14 daily crimes that occur in Douglasville. Douglasville is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States. In Douglasville you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Douglasville has increased by 2%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Douglasville does well in the areas of weather and amenities. It scores poorly in the areas of Education, Housing, Amenities, Crime, Cost of Living, and Employment.

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Mayor Rochelle Robinson
6695 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone 770-920-3000

Douglasville, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Douglasville, Georgia was 496.2 which was higher the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Douglasville was 6,988 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.

According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 249 registered sex offenders living in Douglasville, Georgia as of June 15, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Douglasville to the number of sex offenders is 132 to 1.

Douglasville, Georgia Police Department Address:

Douglasville Police Department
2083 Fairburn Road
Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone 770-920-3010

Other Information about the Douglasville Police Department:

Gary Sparks, Chief of Police
(678) 293-1785

The primary purpose (mission) of the Douglasville Police Department is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services. To attain this, the Agency enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of police authority and the constitutional rights of all persons. The Agency recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. The Agency actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to facilitate the maximum use of resources.

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In 2016, there were 122 full-time law enforcement employees, 97 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 2.91 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Douglasville, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

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

Vicki Acker, City Clerk’s Office
6695 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: 678.449.3018
Fax: 678.449.3019
Email

Tammy Howard – Clerk of Superior Court
8700 Hospital Drive – Main Floor
Douglas County Courthouse
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7252
clerksuperiorcourt@co.douglas.ga.us

County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

Tim Pounds, Sheriff
8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.942.2121

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Jail Division
8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30134

It is the purpose of this division to house inmates in accordance with state law while maintaining a safe environment for both inmates and staff. We currently house an average daily population of 740+ inmates. This inmate population is comprised of pretrial inmates as well as both county and state sentenced inmates. There are currently 84 deputies and certified corrections officers working in the jail division.

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