Leesburg, Georgia Information:

Leesburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Lee County, Georgia. The city sits in the center of Lee County, which is in the lower third of the state of Georgia, a bit more west than the center of the state. Leesburg is part of the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the census determined the population of Leesburg to be 2,836, but it has grown and estimates from 2016 show the population is closer to 3,006.

In 2018, Leesburg ranked #64 out of 285 of the “Places with the Best Public Schools in Georgia,” #68 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” #85 out of 451 of the “Best Places to Buy a House in Georgia,” #161 out of 283 “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” #177 out of 452 of the “Best Places to Live in Georgia,” and #196 out of 451 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia.”

The livability index in Leesburg is 79, higher than both the Georgia state average of 61 and the national average of 64. Leesburg ranks highly when it comes to weather, employment, crime, and education; however, it ranks poorly in the areas of amenities, education, and housing..

Facebook Page for Leesburg, Georgia:

The Mayor of Leesburg is Mayor Jim Quinn. Mayor Quinn can be reached at 229-759-6465.

City of Leesburg
101 Walnut Avenue, South
P.O. Box 890
Leesburg, GA 31763
Phone: 229-759-6465
Fax: 229-759-1279

Crime in Leesburg, Georgia:

In 2010, the crime index in Leesburg was 336.9, higher than the U.S. average of 302.8.

There were an estimated 1,531 total crimes in Leesburg per 100,000 residents compared with 3,402 crimes per 100,000 citizens in the state of Georgia and 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 individuals. According to the data, there were 179 estimated violent crimes in Leesburg, Georgia, so the rate of violent crimes is 178 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Leesburg has a lower violent crime rate than either the Georgia state average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 residents or the national average of 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

Property crimes in Leesburg occurred at the rate of an estimated 1,352 property crimes per 100,000 residents. This is lower than the state average of 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 people and lower than the national average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

As of April 2018, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Leesburg, Georgia, making the ratio between the number of residents in Leesburg to the number of sex offenders 47 to 1.

Facts about crime in Leesburg, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Leesburg is 46% lower than the national average;
  • Leesburg is safer than 62% of cities in the U.S.;
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Leesburg has not changed%; and
  • In Leesburg, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.

    Leesburg, Georgia Police Department Address:

    City of Leesburg Police Department
    101 Walnut Ave N.
    Leesburg, GA 31763
    229-759-6464

    Facebook Page for the Leesburg Police Department:

    Open Records Request in Leesburg, Georgia

    For records requests in Lee County, Georgia, you should contact the Clerk of Superior Court, Sara Clark. She can be reached at 229-759-6018 or 229-759-6019 or by email at sara.clark@gscca.org.

    County Courthouse
    100 Leslie Highway
    P.O. Box 49
    Leesburg, Georgia 31763
    Phone 1: 229-759-6018
    Phone 2: 229-759-6019
    Fax: 229-759-6049

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Leesburg, Georgia:

    The Sheriff of Lee County is Sheriff Reggie Rachals. Sheriff Rachals can be reached by email at rrcachals@lee.ga.us.

    Criminal Justice Center
    119 Pinewood Road
    Leesburg, Georgia 31763
    Phone: 229-759-334
    Non-Emergency: 229-759-6012
    Fax: 229-759-3331

    Sex Offender Registry for Lee County:

    Facebook Page for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office:

    The Lee County Jail is run by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

    Lee County Jail
    119 Pinewood Road
    Leesburg, GA 31763
    229-759-3328

    Lee State Prison is a facility in Leesburg, Georgia built in 1978 and opened in 1979 for adult male felons. In 2002, the prison was renovated and now can house 762 medium security male felons.

    To send money to an inmate in the Georgia Department of Corrections:
    You can either send a money order for free (which can take up to two weeks to mail and to process), you can send money using a JPay account at www.JPay.com, you can speak with a live agent by calling 1-800-574-5729, or you can send money with MoneyGram from CVS or Walmart;

    For phone information for inmates, you can contact Securus,

    The Georgia Department of Corrections has published an offender orientation handbook, available here.

    The Georgia Department of Corrections has developed a Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans, which can be found here.

    Visitation at the Georgia Department of Corrections: There are quite a few handouts on visitation prepared by the GDC, including an application, a consent form, Frequently Asked Questions, and Spanish translations of these forms.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding inmate affairs or inmate rights, you should contact the Ombudsman and Inmate Affairs at 478-992-5358.

    If you are concerned that you may have a warrant in Lee County, Georgia, you should contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 229-759-6012.

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