Rochelle, Georgia Information:

Rochelle, Georgia is a city in Wilcox County, Georgia, in south-central Georgia. The population of Rochelle in 2010 was recorded as 1,174, but 2016 estimates show that the city’s population has decreased to 1,112.

The livability index in Rochelle, Georgia is 71, higher that the state average of 67 and the national average of 66. The factors that comprise the livability index are graded on a letter scale. Using that scale, Rochelle would receive “A” grades in cost of living and weather, “B” in employment, “C” in education and amenities, and “F” in crime and housing.

The Mayor of Rochelle is Mayor James Rhodes.

Rochelle City Hall
410 Stephens Street
P.O. Box 156
Rochelle, GA 31079

Crime in Rochelle, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Rochelle, Georgia was 332.7, compared to the U.S. average of 266.8. In terms of total crimes, Rochelle had 5,140 crimes per 100,000 residents, compared to the state average of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 citizens or the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 people.

If we break those down to violent crime (rape, murder, robbery and assault) there were 271 violent crimes for every 100,000 citizens in Rochelle, Georgia. The violent crime rate in Georgia was 398 crimes for every 100,000 people and 386 crimes per 100,000 residents nationwide. Violent crime rates in Rochelle are actually lower than the average across Georgia and the average in the U.S. Property crimes (burglary, theft, and auto theft) occur 4,849 times for every 100,000 citizens in Rochelle. The average in Georgia is 3,005 crimes per 100,000 residents and the average nationwide is 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 people.

There were 17 registered sex offenders living in Rochelle as of January 2018.

Facts about crime in Rochelle, Georgia:
• The overall crime rate is 80% higher than the national average, but the violent crime rate is less than the national average;
• Rochelle is safer than 20% of the cities in America;
• You have a 1 in 20 chance of being the victim of any crime in Rochelle, Georgia; and
• The number of total year over year crimes in Rochelle has increased by 4%.

Rochelle, Georgia Police Department Address:

Rochelle Police Department
410 Stephens Street
Rochelle, GA 31079

Other Information about Rochelle Police:

The Police Chief of Rochelle is Chief Grover Barfield.

In 2016, there were four (4) full-time police officers in Rochelle. There were 3.61 officers for every 1,000 residents in Rochelle compared to the state average in Georgia of 2.5 officers per 1,000 citizens.

Open Records Request in Rochelle, Georgia

Records request in WIlcox County should be addressed to the Clerk of Superior Court, Janet Mauldin, 229-467-2442 or

Clerk of Superior Court
103 North Broad Street
Abbeville, GA 31001

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

The Sheriff of Wilcox County, Georgia is Sheriff Robert Rogers. You can reach the Sheriff at 229-467-2322 or via email at

Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office
123 East Main Street
Abbeville, GA 31079

Wilcox County Jail
123 East Main Street
Abbeville, GA 31079

Visitation at the Wilcox County Jail is on Saturday from 1:00 p.m, – 2:00 p.m. unless it is raining and then visitation is cancelled.

For those who want to provide an inmate with commissary, you must do so on Thursday morning before 11:00 a.m.

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