Quitman, Georgia Information:

Quitman is a city in, and the county seat of, Brooks County, Georgia. Quitman was the home of James Pierpont, the author of the song “Jingle Bells” and the uncle of the American financier John Pierpont Morgan (J.P. Morgan.) In the 2010 census, the population of Quitman was 3,850 but estimates from 2016 have shown that the population has grown to 3,888.

In 2017, Quitman ranked #284 out of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia.”

The livability index in Quitman is 55 which is below the state average of 67 and the average in America of 66.

Facebook Page for Quitman, Georgia:

The Mayor of Quitman is Nancy Dennard.

CIty of Quitman
P.O. Box 208
100 W. Screven Street
Quitman, GA 31643
229-263-4166

City of Quitman website:

Crime in Quitman, Georgia:

One of the factors that make up the livability index is crime and Quitman receives an “F” in the area of crime.

In 2016, the crime index in Quitman was 621.8, far higher than the average in America of 259.6. Although there were only 281 total crimes reported in Quitman, the low population of the town makes for a higher crime rate. For example, using 100,000 people as a way to compare cities, Quitman had 7,274 total crimes per 100,000 residents. This is 114% higher than the average crime rate in the state of Georgia which had 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 individuals. Compared to the national crime rate of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 residents, the crime rate in Quitman is 156% higher.

When talking about violent crimes (rape, murder, assault, and robbery) the rate in Quitman is 1,398 crimes per 100,000 people. The rate in Quitman is 252% higher than the average in the state of Georgia which has 398 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals and with 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 people nationally, the rate in Quitman is 262% higher than the average in America. Property crimes, which include theft, auto, and burglary, occur at a rate of of 5,876 crimes for every 100,000 people, which is 96% higher than the state average in Georgia and it is 140% higher than the national rate of 2,451 per 100,000 citizens..

As of January 2018, there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Quitman, Georgia.

Facts about crime in Quitman:

  • The overall crime rate in Quitman is 156% higher than the national average;
  • Quitman is safer than 1% of the cities in America; and
  • In Quitman you have a 1 in 14 chance of being the victim of any crime.

    Quitman, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Quitman Police Department
    308 South Lee Street
    Quitman, GA 31643
    229-263-7556

    Other Information about Quitman Police:

    The Chief of the Quitman Police Department is Chief Wesley Ross. Chief Ross can be reached at 229-263-7556 or qpd_wross@quitmanwireless.net.

    In 2016, there were 16 police officers in Quitman, Georgia. The ratio of officers to citizens in Quitman was 4.14 officers for every 1,000 citizens. This is higher than the average in the state of Georgia which has 2.50 officers per 1,000 citizens on average.

    Open Records Request in Quitman, Georgia

    For records in Quitman, Georgia, you should see the City Clerk:

    City Clerk
    City of Quitman
    P.O. Box 208
    100 West Screven Street
    Quitman, GA 31643
    229-263-4166

    For online records in Brooks County:

    For the Brooks County Superior Court Clerk, Ginger Shriver, call 229-263-4747

    Superior Court Clerk
    Brooks County Courthouse
    100 East Screven Street
    Quitman, GA 31643
    229-263-4747

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

    The Sheriff of Brooks County, Georgia is Sheriff Mike Dewey. Chief Dewey was elected in 2008 and can be reached at 229-263-7558.

    Brooks County Sheriff’s Office
    100 Screven Street
    Quitman, GA 31643
    229-263-7558

    Brooks County Jail
    1003 Holloway Drive
    Quitman, GA 31643
    229-263-7558

    The Jail Administrator is Captain John Ulm, but the Brooks County Jail is run by the Georgia Department of Corrections. Captain Ulm can be reached at 229-263-8153.

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    For current inmates in the Brooks County Jail:

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    For information about veterans in the Brooks County Jail:

    For information about inmate rights and if you need to speak to an Ombudsman:

    If you think you may have a warrant in Brooks County, you are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 229-263-7558.

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