Plains, Georgia Information:

Plains is a town in Sumter County, Georgia in the southwestern part of the state. It is, of course, best known as the birthplace of the 39th President of the United States, President Jimmy Carter. It is part of the Americus Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the population of Plains was

The livability index in Plains, Georgia is 59,.which is defined as “barely liveable,” and it is below the Georgia state average of 76 and the national livability index of 66. The city of Plains rates highly in the areas of cost of living and weather; however it does poorly when it comes to amenities, employment, housing, education, and crime.

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The Mayor of Plains is Mayor L. E. Godwin !!!.

Plains City Hall
1010 West Church Street
Plains, GA 31780

Crime in Plains, Georgia:

As we touched on earlier, Plains has a pretty serious crime problem Of total crimes, there were 4,686 crimes per 100,000 people in Plains, a higher rate than we find in both the Georgia average of 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 residents and the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 residents.

Violent crimes (which include rape, murder, assault and robbery) occur at a rate of an estimated violent crimes for every 100,000 individuals. The average in the state of Georgia is 398 crimes per 100,000 people and the national average is lower than both with 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 citizens. Property crimes (theft, vehicle theft, and burglary) are estimated to occur 4,138 times for every 100,000 residents. This rate is also higher than the state rate in Georgia of 3,005 crimes per 100,000 people and higher than the national rate of 2,451 crimes per 100,000 individuals.

As of February 2018, there were seven (7) registered sex offenders living in Plains, Georgia.

Facts about crime in Plains, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Plains is 65% higher than the national average;
  • Plains is safe than 15% of the cities in the United States;
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Plains has not changed; and
  • In Plains you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime.

    Plains, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Plains Police Department
    102 E. Church S.
    Plains, Georgia 31780

    Other Information about Plains Police:

    The Chief of Police is Chief Johnny King.

    In 2014, there was one (1) full-time police officer in Plains, Georgia which means that there was 1.33 officers for every 1,000 citizens. The state average in Georgia is 2.51 officers for every 1,000 residents

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    Open Records Request in Plains, Georgia

    Records requests in Sumter County should be directed to the Clerk of Superior/State Court, Cortisa Barthell by email a

    Sumter County Court
    500 W. Lamar Street
    P.O. Box 333
    Americus, GA 31709

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

    The Sheriff of Sumter, County is Sheriff Pete Smith. You can reach Sheriff Smith directly at 229-924-4094 or at

    Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
    352 McMath Mill Road
    Americus, GA 31709

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    The Sumter County Jail is managed by the Georgia Department of Corrections:

    Sumter County Jail
    352 McMath Mill Road
    P.O. Box 726
    Americus, GA 31709

    You may contact Captain Don Mason at or Lt. Lakendra Wakefield from 6:30 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

    Offender Mailing Address
    Offender Name & DC ID #
    Sumter County C.I. Dorm #
    P.O. Box 725
    Americus, GA 31709

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    For information about inmate rights or other questions where you could use the help of a third party, contact the Ombusdman:

    Most Wanted in Sumter County:

    If you think that you may have a warrant in Sumter County, you should call the Sheriff’s Office at

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