Ocilla, Georgia Information:

Ocilla is a city in, and the county seat of, Irwin County, Georgia. It is part of the Fitzgerald Micropolitan Statistical Area and during the 2010 census the population was recorded at 3,414. By 2016, it was estimated that the population had increased to around 3,600 residents.

In 2017, Ocilla ranked #5,150 out of 15,393 as the “Most Diverse Place to Live in America,” and #232 out of 449 as the “Most Diverse Place to Live in Georgia.”

The livability score in Ocilla is 69, above both the Georgia state average of 67 and the national average of 66. Ocilla does well in the areas of: weather, cost of living, education, and amenities; however, it scores poorly in crime, employment and housing.

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The Mayor of Ocilla Georgia is Mayor Matt Seale. Mayor Seale won a special election in 2015 to become the Mayor. His term ends on December 31, 2022. He can be reached at mayor@cityofocillaga.net.

City of Ocilla
111 N. Irwin Ave.
Ocilla, GA 31774
229-468-5141

Crime in Ocilla, Georgia:

The crime rate in 2016, in Ocilla, was 358.8, higher than the U.S. average of 279.1. Looking back, Ocilla has had a high crime rate since at least 2002.

There were 132 total crimes reported in Ocilla, which means little until you remember the small population of the town. To compare crime rates between large cities and small cities we use a base population of 100,000. So when you hear that there were 3,915 total crimes for every 100,000 residents in Ocilla and that this is higher than both the state average of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 citizens and the national average of 2,837 total crimes per 100,000 residents, you can see how crime is a real issue in the city of Ocilla.

In terms of violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery and assault, the crime rate in Ocilla is also higher. There were 474 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals in Ocilla. This was a higher rate than both the Georgia average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 residents and higher than the national average of 386 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens. Property crimes, which include, theft, auto theft, and burglary, also occur at higher rates in Ocilla. There were 3,440 property crimes per 100,000 residents in Ocilla which is higher than the Georgia state average of 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 citizens and higher than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 residents.

As of February 2018, there were 34 registered sex offenders in the city of Ocilla, Georgia.

Facts about crime about in Ocilla:

  • The overall crime rate in Ocilla is 38% higher than the national average;
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ocilla has decreased by 14%;
  • Ocilla is safer than 20% of the cities in the U.S; and
  • In Ocilla, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime,

    Ocilla, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Ocilla Police Department
    South Cherry Street
    Ocilla, GA 31774
    229-468-7494

    Open Records Request in Ocilla, Georgia

    Records request from the city of Ocilla should go through the City Clerk’s Office:

    For records in Irwin County, Georgia, you should go Clerk of Superior Court, Nancy Ross:

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

    The Sheriff of Irwin County, Georgia is Sheriff Donnie Youghn.

    Irwin County Sheriff’s Office
    400 S. Irwin
    Ocilla, GA 31774
    229-468-7459

    Irwin County Detention Center
    132 Cotton Drive
    Ocilla, GA 31774
    229-468-4121

    Inmate Mail should be addressed:
    Inmate/Detainee Name and ID
    132 Cotton Drive
    Ocilla, GA 31774

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