Port Wentworth, Georgia Information:

Port Wentworth is a city in northeastern Chatham County, Georgia, on the Georgia coast. The city is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. During the 2010 census, the population was recorded at 5,359 residents but it is estimated that the population has grown since then to at least 7,930 citizens.

In 2017, Port Wentworth ranked #1,236 out of 15,393 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in America,” #41 out of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” #184 out of 449 of the “Best Places to Live in Georgia,” #241 out of 449 of the “Bes Places to Raise a Family in Georgia,” and #5 out of 15 of the “Best Places to Raise a Family in Chatham County, Georgia.”

The livability index in Port Wentworth is 76 and, although that does not seem to be very high when you consider that the average livability indexes of the nation are 66 and the state average in Georgia is 67, 76 seems “extremely liveable.”

The livability index is based on different factors, including:
A – crime and weather;
B – education;
C – amenities, cost of living, and employment; and
D – housing.

Facebook Pages for Port Wentworth, Georgia:

The Mayor of Port Wentworth is Mayor Gary Norton. His email address is gnorton@cityo0fporwentworh.com

City of Port Wentworth
305 South Coastal Highway
Port Wentworth, GA
912-967-4376

Crime in Port Wentworth, Georgia:

In 2014, the crime index, the higher the number the more crime, in Port Wentworth, GA was 180.7. The national average crime index of the same year was 278.7.

The crime rate in Port Wentworth for total crimes was 1,6204 crimes per 100,000 residents. The rate in Port Wentworth is 51% lower than the average total crime rate in Georgia of 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 people and it is 42% lower than the national average of 2,827 per 100,000 individuals.

With regards to violent crimes, Port Wentworth has a low violent crime rate – 159 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents, 60% lower than the average in the state of Georgia of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The violent crime rate in Port Wentworth is 59% lower than the average in the U.S. Property crime rates in Port Wentworth were 1,516 crimes for every 100,000 individuals, 50% lower than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,005 property crimes per 100,000 residents. The average in Port Wentworth is 38% lower than the national average of 2,451 crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

As of February 2018, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Port Wentworth, GA. Thus, the ratio of residents to sex offenders is 405 to 1 which is average in the state of Georgia.

Port Wentworth, Georgia Police Department Address:

Port Wentworth Georgia Police Department
323 Cantyre Street
Port Wentworth, GA 31407
912-964-4360

Other Information about Port Wentworth Police:

The City of Port Wentworth does not have a Police Chief; however Matt Libby is the Director of Public Safety and he can be reached at mlibby@cityofportwentworth.comz

In the year 2016, there were 332 full-time law enforcement officers in Port Wentworth, 27 of whom were police officers. For every 1,000 citizens in Port Wentworth, there were 3.30 officers, which is a higher number of officers than is the average in the state of Georgia which averages 2.50 officers per 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Port Wentworth, Georgia

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Chatham County Superior Clerk of Court:

County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Port Wentworth, Georgia:

The Sheriff of Chatham County is Sheriff John T. Wilcher.

Chatham County Sheriff’s Department
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 31405
912-652-7622

Chatham County Detention Center
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, GA 3140574A
912-652-7600

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Most Wanted in Savannah, Georgia area:

If you are concerned that you may have a warrant in Chatham County, you should call the Sheriff’s Department at 912-652-7622 or try this site:

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