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Porterdale, Georgia Information:

Porterdale is a town in Newton County, Georgia. In 2010, the population of Porterdale was 1,429, but estimates in 2016 show an increase in people to 1,495.

In 2017, Porterdale was ranked #21 out of 77 of the “Safest Suburbs in Georgia,” #44 out of 110 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in Georgia,” #85 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” #81 of 242 of the “Safest Places to Live in the Atlanta Area,” and #59 of 275 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Atlanta.”

The livability index in Porterdale is 51, far below the Georgia state average livability index of 67 and the national livability index of 66. Porterdale performs well in the areas of: weather, amenities, and cost of living. The city performs poorly when it comes to: crime, employment, education, and housing.

The Mayor of Porterdale is Arline Chapman.

Porterdale City Hall
2800 Main Street
Porterdale,GA 30070

Crime in Porterdale, Georgia:

The crime index in Porterdale in 2016 was 382.9 which is higher than the national average of 258.5. The crime rate is a measurement that uses 100,000 citizens as a base and then counts the number of crimes that would occur if there were 100,000 citizens. This means that we can compare towns with small populations, like Porterdale, to larger cities with over 100,000 residents as well as the state and national averages.

In terms of total crime, there were only 73 reported incidents in Porterdale; however, when we use 100,000 as a measuring stick, there were 4,886 total crimes for every 100,000 people in Porterdale. The state average in Georgia is 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 citizens and the national average was 2,837 crimes per 100,000 residents.

The total crime is broken down into two types of crime: violent and property. Violent crimes include rape, murder, assault, and robbery, while property crimes are theft, auto theft, and burglary. The violent crime rate in Porterdale, Georgia is 937 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Again, this is higher than both the Georgia state average of 398 per 100,000 citizens and the national rate of 386 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals in the nation. Property crimes also follow the trend and have a higher rate in Porterdale. The rate is Porterdale is 3,949 property crimes for every 100,000 residents, while the state average in Georgia is 3,005 crimes per 100,000 citizens. The average in the nation is below both the state of Georgia average and the rate in Porterdale, with 2,451 crimes per 100,000 individuals.

As of February 2018, there were nine (9) registered sex offenders living in Porterdale, Georgia.

Porterdale, Georgia Police Department Address:

Porterdale Police Department
2602 Main Street
Porterdale, GA 30014

Other Information about Porterdale Police:

The Chief of the Porterdale Police Department is Chief Jason Cripps. Chief Cripps can be reached at or 770-786-2226.

In 2016, there were four (4) full-time law enforcement employees, four of them were police officers. In the city of Porterdale, there were 2.68 officers for every 1,000 residents, a rate above the average in the state of Georgia of 2.50 officers per 1,000 residents.

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Open Records Request in Porterdale, Georgia

Record requests from the city of Porterdale should be directed to the Porterville Court Clerk, Martha Cain, at or 770-786-2217 ext. 3243.

Porterdale City Police

Record requests in Newton County, GA:

Newton County Records Request

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

The Sheriff of Newton County is Sheriff Ezell Brown.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office
15151 Alcovy Road
Covington, GA 30014

For the sex offender list in Newton County, Georgia:

Newton County Sex Offender

Newton County Jail

15151 Alcovy Road
Covington, GA 30014

Newton County Sheriff FAQ

For information on visitation, mail, medical visits, and any other questions you may have about an inmate in the Newton County Detention Center:

Newton County Detention Center

Most Wanted in Newton County, Georgia:

Newton County Most Wanted

If you think that you may have a warrant in Newton County, Georgia, you should contact the warrants division of the Sheriff’s Office at 678-625-1411.

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