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Metter, Georgia, Information:

Metter is a city in Candler County, Georgia, in the southeastern part of the state. Metter is also the county seat of Candler County. During the 2010 census, the population of Metter was recorded at 4,130, but it is believed to have decreased since 2010.

In 2017, Metter ranked #3,869 out of 15,359 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in America,” #76 out of 285 of the “Places with the Best Public Schools in Georgia,” #159 out of 283 of the “Best Places to Retire in Georgia,” #162 out of 451 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” and #243 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia.”

The livability index for Metter is 64, defined as “somewhat liveable,” and lower than both the state of Georgia average of 65 and the average in the United States of 67.
Of the factors which are included while determining the livability score, Metter does well in the areas of: weather, amenities, and cost of living; however, it score poorly in the areas of employment, crime, education, and housing.

Metter has a unified government with Candler County. The Mayor of Metter is Mayor Edwin O. Boyd. He served on the City of Metter City Council for 14 years before becoming the Mayor of the City of Metter in 2018.

City Hall of Metter
P.O. Box 74
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-2527

Metter City Mayor

Metter, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Metter was 409.1, while the U.S. average crime index was 243.0. There were only 181 total crimes in the city of Metter, yet for comparison purposes we use 100,000 individuals. For example, although Metter had only 181 crimes, that is the same as 4,407 total crimes per 100,000 citizens. The rate in Metter is 30% higher than the average in the state of Georgia of 3,403 and they are 55% higher than the average in the nation with 2,837. Violent crimes, murder, rape, robbery, and assault, occur in Metter 560 crimes per 100,000 citizens, a rate which is 41% higher than the average in the state of Georgia with 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 violent crimes. The United States average is 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 person and it is 45% higher than the rate found in Metter. Property crimes are also higher in Metter, at a rate of 3,847 property crimes for every 100,000 persons. This rate is 28% than the average of 3,005 in the state of Georgia, and it is 57% higher than the average in the country of 2,451 per 100,000 people.

As of March 2018, there were 50 registered sex offenders living in Metter, Georgia.

Facts about crime in Metter, Georgia:
The overall crime rate in Metter is 55% higher than the national average;
Metter is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States;
In Metter, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime; and
The number of total year over year crimes in Metter has increased by 9%.

Metter, Georgia Police Department

Metter Police Department
805 East Lillian St.
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-5437

Metter City Police

Other Information about the Metter Police Department:

In 2016, there were 11 full-time law enforcement employees in Metter, ten (10) of whom were police officers. This makes the ratio of officers to citizens 2.43 officers for every 1,000 citizens in Metter, which is higher than the 2.50 officers per 1,000 citizens that is the average in the state of Georgia.

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For records in Metter and in Candler County, you should contact the Candler County Courts, specifically Jenny Grimes, the Clerk of Candler County Superior Court. She can be emailed at 912-685-5257.

Clerk of Candler County Superior Court
35 SW Broad Street
P.O.. Box 830
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-5257

Candler County Clerk of Court

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

The Sheriff of Candler County is Sheriff John Miles who took office in 2016. He can be reached by calling 912-685-2568.

Candler County Sheriff’s Office
1015 E. Hiawatha St.
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-2568

Candler County Sheriff

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry:

Georgia Sex Offender Registry

Candler County Detention Center

1015 E. Hiawatha St.
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-2291

If you have any questions about the Candler County Detention Center, you are instructed to call 912-685-2291.

If you think that you may have a warrant in Candler County, you are urged to call the Sheriff at 912-685-2568.

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