McDonough, Georgia, Information:

McDonough is a city in the center of Henry County, Georgia, which is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. It is also the county seat of Henry County, Georgia. Although it is part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, it has unincorporated communities within the county, including: Blacksville, Flippen, Kelleytown, and Ola. In 2010, the population was recorded at 22,084, but but 2016 estimates were that the city had grown to 23,964 people.

In 2017, McDonough ranked #52 out of 110 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in America,” #70 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Live in Georgia,” #72 out of 109 of the “Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” #199 out of 253 of the “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” #70 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs to Live in the Atlanta Area,” and #144 out of 277 of the “Best Places to Raise a Family in the Atlanta Area.”

The livability index in McDonough is 71, which is considered to be very livable, and is higher than the average in the state of Georgia at 65 and the national average of 67. Crime would receive the letter grade of “B” on the livability index.

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The Mayor of McDonough, Georgia is Mayor Billy Copeland. Mayor Copeland is a fifth-generation resident of McDonough. Mayor Copeland has served the City of McDonough for over 30 years as both the Mayor and a Councilmember. His current term has run from January 4, 2014 until December 31, 2017.

For information about the Mayor’s Office, you should contact the Mayor’s Executive Assistant, Trisha Colpetzer, at 678-782-6265 or

Mayor Copeland can be reached at 678-782-6210 or

City Hall
136 Keys Ferry Street
McDonough, GA 30253

McDonough, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in the city of McDonough was 178.8 which is lower than the U.S. average of 277.0. The crime rate, which is different than the crime index, reports that there were a total of 757 incidents of any type in McDonough, Georgia in one year – with no specification of what type of crime. While that is an interesting number it fails to give us any way to compare the crime between smaller cities and larger cities. McDonough has 3,197 total crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is 6% lower than the average in the state of Georgia, with 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 citizens, however McDonough’s rate is 13% higher than the national rate of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.

When looking at violent crimes only, there were a total of 30 violent crimes reported in McDonough, or 127 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens, a relatively low rate. In fact, the rate of violent crimes in McDougal is 68% lower than the Georgia state average, 398 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, and it is 67% lower than the U.S. average of 386 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Strangely, the trend is the opposite when it comes to property crimes. With 727 reported property crimes in McDougal, the rate become 3,071 property crimes per 100,000 people. This is 2% higher than the average in the state of Georgia at 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 citizens and it is 25% higher than the national average of 2,451 property crimes in the U.S.

As of March 2018, there were 90 registered sex offenders living in McDonough, Georgia.The ratio of residents to the number of sex offenders is 262 to 1.

McDonough, Georgia Police Department Address:

McDonough Police Department
50 Lawrenceville Street
McDonough, GA 30253

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The Chief of the McDonough Police Department is Chief Preston Dorsey. Chief Dorsey can be reached at

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In 2015, there were 52 full-time law enforcement officers in McDonough, 47 of whom were police officers. There were 2.02 police officers for every 1,000 residents in the city of McDonough where the state average in Georgia was 2.49 officers per 1,000 residents that year.

Open Records Request in McDonough, Georgia:

Record requests in the city of McDonough should direct the requests to the City Clerk, Janis Price, who can be reached at 678-782-6205 or via email at

City Hall – 2nd Floor
136 Keys Ferry Street
McDonough, GA 30253

Records request in Henry County, Georgia:
Using the Open Records Request Form in the link, get the completed to form to:
Emelia Wanner
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30523
Fax: 770-288-8008

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

The Sheriff of Henry County is Sheriff Keith McBrayer. Sheriff McBrayer has been involved with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office since 1978, and has been the Sheriff since 2008.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office
120 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

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Henry County Jail
120 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

The Jail Commander is Major Bobby Sloan who can be reached at 770-288-7067 and the Assistant Jail Commander is Captain Wendy Sanvidge who can be reached at 770-288-7055.

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