Lawrenceville, Georgia Information:

Lawrenceville is a city in the center of Gwinnett County, Georgia and is the county seat of Gwinnett County as well. It is a suburb of Atlanta and is around 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The city was incorporated on December 15, 1821 which makes it the second oldest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The courthouse that is currently on the square was constructed in 1885. The city is also known as the city where Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt faced obscenity trials. On March 6, 1978, during the lunch break during the trial both Flynt and his attorney, Gene Reeves were shot by a sniper which left Flynt permanently disabled. In addition, Lawrenceville has been the head of the Presbyterian Church in America since 1988.

The total land area of Lawrenceville is 13.5 square miles and is large enough to have six zip codes (30042, 30043, 30045, 30046, and 30049), although it uses the three main area codes used throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, 678, 770, and 404. During the 2010 census, the population of Lawrenceville was 28,546, but estimates from the year 2016 show the population has increased at least 30,782 with a population density of 2,131 people per square mile.

In 2018, Lawrenceville ranked #66 out of 4,804 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in America,” #1,805 out of 4,688 out of the “Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in America, #2,084 out of 4,876 of the “Best Suburbs to Live in America,” #33 out of 285 of the “Places with Best Public Schools in Georgia,” #38 out of 109 of the “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Georgia,” #44 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Georgia,” #132 out of 451 of the “Best Places to Buy a House in Georgia, #183 out of 283 of the “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” #294 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” #44 out 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Live in the Atlanta Area,”76 out ot 109 of the “Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in the Atlanta Area,” #89 out of 278 of the “Best Places to Buy a House in the Atlanta Area,” and #140 of 274 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in the Atlanta Area.”

The livability index in Lawrenceville is 71, which ranks #67 in the state of Georgia and #6,991 in the United States. The livability index in Lawrenceville is higher than both the average national livability index of 64 and the Georgia average livability index of 61.

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

The Mayor of Lawrenceville, Georgia is Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson who served on the Lawrenceville City Council from 2003 – 2008. She was elected Mayor of Lawrenceville in November 2010 and began her first term as mayor on January 1, 2011. Mayor Johnson’s current term runs from 2016-2019 and she can be reached at 678-407-6576 or via email at

Facebook Page for the City of Lawrenceville, Georgia:

Lawrenceville City Hall
70 South Clayton Street
P.O. Box 2200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Phone: 770-963-2414
Fax: 770-963-9239

Lawrenceville, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Lawrenceville, Georgia was 252.4 which was below the United States average of 281.5.

The total crime rate in Lawrenceville was 3,458 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is 2% higher than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and it is 22% 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, Lawrenceville, Georgia had 291 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. That rate is 27% lower than the Georgia state average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 people and 25% 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 Lawrenceville at 3167 property crimes per 100,000 people. The average in Georgia is 3,005 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate that is 5% higher than the rate in Lawrenceville. The U.S. average is 2,451 for every 100,000 individuals, which the Lawrenceville, Georgia property crime is 25% greater than.

As of April 2018, there were 255 registered sex offenders living in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The ratio of number of residents to the number of sex offenders in Lawrenceville is 123 to 1.

Facts about crime in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Lawrenceville is 22% higher than the national average and Lawrenceville is safer than only 28% of the cities in America;
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.47 daily crimes that occur in Lawrenceville;
  • Your chances of becoming the victim of a crime in Lawrenceville, Georgia are 1 in 29; and
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lawrenceville has decreased by 11%.

    Lawrenceville, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Lawrenceville Police Department
    300 Jackson Street
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046
    Phone 770-963-2443
    Fax: 770-963-2455
    Non-emergency: 770-963-2443

    Mailing Address for the Lawrenceville Police Department:
    Lawrenceville Police Department
    P.O. Box 2200
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

    Other Information about the Lawrenceville Police Department:

    The Chief of Police for the Lawrenceville Police Department is Tim Wallis. Chief Wallis can be reached at 770-963-2443 or by email

    Facebook Page for the Lawrenceville Police Department:

    In 2016, there were 94 full-time law enforcement employees, 70 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 2.26 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Lawrenceville, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

    Open Records Request in Lawrenceville, Georgia:

    For record requests in Lawrenceville, 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 Lawrenceville,Georgia, you should contact the City Clerk, Karen Price, who is also the records custodian. She can be reached at 678-407-6389 or by email

    City Clerk – Physical Address
    70 S Clayton Street
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

    City Clerk – Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 2200
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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

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

    Clerk of Court
    P.O. Box 800
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

    You can also call 770-822-8100, to, or email

    County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

    The Sheriff of Gwinnett County is R.L. (Butch) Conway. Sheriff Conway was elected to the position of Sheriff in 1996 and is in his fifth term as Sheriff. Sheriff Conway can be reached at 770-882-3140 or via email at

    Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
    2900 University Parkway NE
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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    Gwinnett County Detention Center:
    2900 University Parkway
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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