Riverdale, Georgia Information:

Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, Georgia and a southern suburb of the Atlanta-Hartsfield Metropolitan Airport. It is also a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the population of Riverdale was 15,134, but estimates in 2016 have shown that the population has increased to almost 16,260.

In 2017, Riverdale ranked #6,351 out of 15,393 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in America,” #78 out of 110 of the “Best Suburbs for Millennials in the Atlanta Area,” and #146 out of 275 of the “Most Diverse Places in the Atlanta Area.”

The livability index in Riverdale is 62, higher than both the national average of 66 as well as the state average of 67.

The Mayor of Riverdale is Dr. Evelyn Winn-Dixon. Mayor Winn-Dixon has set up a crisis hotline for those who wish to speak with her regarding issues that concern the town and residents. The numbers is 770-997-8989 ext.5520.

Riverdale City Hall
7200 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274

Crime in Riverdale, Georgia:

In terms of total crimes, there were 5,743 total crimes for every 100,000 residents in Riverdale. This rate is 69% above the state average in Georgia of 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 people and 120% above the national average of 2,451 total crimes per 100,000 individuals. If we break the total crimes into the categories of violent (rape, murder, robbery and assault) and property (theft, auto theft, and burglary) we can see that this trend is true for both sets of crimes.

Violent crimes occur at a rate of 477 for every 100,000 citizens in Riverdale, 20% higher than the state average of 398 crimes per 100,000 citizens, and 23% higher than the rate in America of 386 crimes for every 100,000 people. The same is true for property crimes. Riverdale has 5,266 property crimes for every 100,000 residents. The average rate in the state of Georgia is 3,005 per 100,000 people and the national average is 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 residents. Riverdale’s property crime rate is 75% higher than the state average and 115% higher than the average in America.

In 2016, the crime index in Riverdale, Georgia was 409.4, which is far above the national average of 279.3.

As of January 2018, there were 119 registered sex offenders living in the city of Riverdale, Georgia.

Riverdale crime facts:

  • The overall crime rate in Riverdale is 102% higher than the national average;
  • Riverdale is safer than only 13% of cities in America;
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Riverdale has decreased by 19%; and
  • In Riverdale the chances of becoming the victim of a crime are 1 in 18.

    Riverdale, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Riverdale Police Department
    6690 Church Street
    Riverdale, GA 30274
    Non-Emergency Phone: 770-909-5423

    Other Information about Riverdale Police:

    The Chief of Police in Riverdale is Chief Todd Spivey. Chief Spivey can be reached at tspivey@riverdalga.gov.

    In 2016, there were 53 full-time law enforcement employees in Riverdale, 38 of whom are police officers. In Riverdale, there are 2.35 officers per 1,000 residents which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia of 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

    Open Records Request in Riverdale, Georgia

    Records requests in Clayton County should be addressed to the Clerk of Court, Jacquline D. Wills at superiorcourt.realestate@claytoncountyga.gov.

    Harold R. Banke Justice Center
    9151 Tara Boulevard
    Room 1CL25
    Jonesboro, Georgia 30236-4912
    Phone: (770) 477-3395

    This form can be used to request records from a number of departments in Clayton County:

    Requests for vital records (birth, death, marriage, and divorce):

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

    The Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia is Sheriff Victor Hill. Sheriff Hill can be reached at 770-471-1122.

    Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
    9157 Tara Blvd.
    Jonesboro, GA 302236

    Clayton County Jail
    9157 Tara Blvd.
    Jonesboro, GA 30263

    The Jail Administrator is Major M. Felgenhauser. Major Felgenhauser can be reached at Mark.Felgenhauer@claytoncountyga.gov.

    For information on visiting an inmate in the Clayton County Jail:

    For questions about and information regarding commissary for inmates:

    For questions about inmate mail:

    For information about how to get funds to an inmate:

    Kenya Jemsion is the Account Coordinator at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. She can be reached at 678-479-5328 or Kenya.Jemison@claytoncountyga.gov.

    Most Wanted in Clayton County, Georgia:

    If you are concerned that you may have a warrant in Clayton County, you are urged to call the warrants department of the Sheriff’s Department at 770-477-4800

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