Dunwoody, Georgia Information

The Dunwoody area was established in the early 1830s and is named for Major Charles Dunwody, an extra “o” added with the incorrect spelling of the name on a banking note. Charles Dunwody originally returned to Roswell after fighting in the Civil War, in which he fought for the secession of the Confederate states. Dunwoody is in DeKalb County, GA. The population was 48,733 as of the 2015 census, and has a total area of 13.2 square miles, almost all of which is land. Dunwoody lies at the northern tip of DeKalb County, bounded by the Fulton County line on the north and west, Interstate 285 on the south, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the southeast, and the Gwinnett County line on the northeast. Late on April 8, 1998, a major tornado tore through parts of Dunwoody, running east-northeast from Perimeter Center and into Gwinnett County. Thousands of homes were damaged, hundreds seriously, and several dozen were condemned. In addition, tens of thousands of native forest trees were downed. Most of the tornado’s damage occurred here, leading it to be called the “Dunwoody tornado”, the most vivid in local memory until the 2008 Atlanta tornado. The city is covered by 30338, 30346 and 30360. In addition, three area codes are also in use: 770, 678, 470.

Dunwoody is ranked #28 in Georgia and #2,499 in the United States with a livability score of 79, which is in the 91st percentile. The city scored best for great weather, cost of living, education, employment, housing and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 77 degrees, there are many amenities in the area, the high school graduation rate is 16 percent higher than the state of Georgia, household income is 64 percent higher than the state, and the median home value is 150 percent higher than the state.

The overall crime rate in Dunwoody is 54% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 11.94 daily crimes that occur in Dunwoody. Dunwoody is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States. In Dunwoody you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Dunwoody has decreased by 1%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Dunwoody does well in the areas of weather, education, housing, employment, and amenities. It scores poorly in the areas of Cost of Living, and Crime.

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Denis Shortal
City of Dunwoody
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Dunwoody, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Dunwoody, Georgia was 243.4 which was lower the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Dunwoody was 4,357 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 2 registered sex offenders living in Dunwoody, Georgia as of June 15, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Dunwoody to the number of sex offenders is 24,610 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.

Dunwoody, Georgia Police Department Address:

Dunwoody Police Department
City of Dunwoody
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

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Billy Grogan became the first Chief of Police for the new City of Dunwoody in December 2008.

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In 2016, there were 64 full-time law enforcement employees, 54 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 1.10 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Dunwoody, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

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Raquel D. Gonzalez, City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office – City Hall
3725 Park Ave.
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 451-8745
Fax: (770) 936-3862

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

Debra DeBerry, DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court
DeKalb County Courthouse
556 North McDonough Street, Ground Floor
Decatur, GA 30030

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Jeffrey L. Mann, Esq.
Sheriff, DeKalb County, Georgia
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
Executive Offices
4415 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
PH: 404.298.8100
Fax: 404.298.8101
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. M-F (except holidays)

DeKalb County Jail
4425 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
PH: 404.298.8145
Fax: 404.298.8264
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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