Oglethorpe, Georgia Information:

Oglethorpe is a city in, and the county seat of, Macon County, Georgia. During the 2010 census, the population of Oglethorpe was recorded at 1,328, but there has been a decrease in the population to less than 1,200.

In 2017, Oglethorpe ranked #282 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia” and #323 out of 449 of the “Best Places for Millenials in Georgia.”

The livability index in Oglethorpe is 66, which is the same as the national average; however, it is less than the state average in Georgia of 67. Oglethorpe scores well on weather, cost of living, and crime; however, it ranks poorly in education, employment, and housing.

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The Mayor of Oglethorpe is Mayor Bruce Hill who can be reached at 478-472-6485 or by email at bhill@cityofoglethorpe.com.

City of Oglethorpe
115 Chatham Street
P.O. Box 425
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-8485 ext. 221

Crime in Oglethorpe, Georgia:

The total crime rate, total meaning including violent and property crimes, in Oglethorpe was 1,849 per 100,000 residents. This number is lower than the state average in Georgia of 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 people and lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.

The rate of violent crimes in Oglethorpe, 336 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents is also lower than the state average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 people and the U.S. average of 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. Property crimes, which include burglary, theft, and auto theft, were lower in Oglethorpe as well. There were 1,513 property crimes for every 100,000 persons in Oglethorpe, while the average in the state of Georgia was 3.005 property crimes per 100,000 residents. The national average was 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 individuals.

In 2016, the crime index in Oglethorpe, Georgia was 156.3 which is less than the national average of 269.2.

As of February 2018, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Oglethorpe, Georgia.

The overall crime rate in Oglethorpe is 5% lower than the national rate and Oglethorpe is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States. Your chances of becoming the victim of any crime are 1 in 55 and the number of total year over year crimes in Oglethorpe has decreased by 31%.

Oglethorpe, Georgia Police Department Address:

Oglethorpe Police Department
500 Sumter Street
P.O. Box 944
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-7538

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The Chief of Police in Oglethorpe is Rachael Hart.

In 2015, there were five (5) full-time police officers in Oglethorpe, meaning there were 4.17 officers for every 1,000 residents. This was a higher rate than the average in Georgia of 2.49 officers per 1,000 residents.

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The Sheriff of Macon County, Georgia is Sheriff Charles M. Cannon, Jr. Sheriff Cannon can be reached at 478-472-8447 or by email a mcso1@windstream.net.

Macon County Sheriff’s Office
117 Crescent Street
P.O. Box 145
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-6447

The jail in Macon County is run by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Macon County Jail
117 Crescent Street
Olgethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-6457

The Macon State Prison is also in Oglethorpe and is run by the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Macon State Prison
2728 South 49 Highway
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-3400

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