Rome, Georgia Information:

Rome, Georgia is a city in, and the county seat of, Floyd County, Georgia. It is in far northwestern Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Rome is the principal city in the Rome, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the largest city in northwest Georgia. In 2010, the census determined the population of Rome to be 36,303 citizens. Estimates from 2016 have shown an increase in the population of about 105 people, 36,407 citizens.

In 2017, Rome, Georgia was ranked #43 out of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” #55 of 285 of the “Places with the Best Public Schools in Georgia,” and #127 out of 449 of the “Best Places to Raise a Family in Georgia.”

The livability index in Rome, Georgia is 70, higher than the Georgia state average of 67 and the national average of 66. If we were grading the factors that contribute to the livability index, Rome would receive “A” grades on amenities and weather, “B” on education and cost of living, “D” in housing, and “F” grades in employment and crime.

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The Mayor of Rome is Mayor Jamie Doss who is also on the Rome City Commission representing Ward 2. Mayor Doss can be reached at 706-295-4008 or by email

Rome City Hall
601 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161

Crime in Rome, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Rome, Georgia was 343.8, down from a high of 681.7 in the year 2003. Still, the crime index in Rome is higher than that of the rest of America as is the crime rate.

There were 1,606 reported crimes of all types in Rome, meaning that for every 100,000 citizens there were 4,427 crimes. This rate is 30% higher than the average in Georgia, which has 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 citizens, and 56% higher than the average in America with 2,837 crimes of all kinds for every 100,000 people.

The violent crime rate in Rome, Georgia is 44% higher than the state average and 38% higher than the violent crime rate in America. In terms of number of violent crimes, there were 573 for every 100,000 citizens in Rome. The state average in Georgia is 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 people and the national average is 386 per 100,000 individuals.

Property crimes, which are almost always more common than violent crimes, in Rome, Georgia follow the trend of being higher than the state and national averages. There were 3,894 property crimes per 100,000 people in Rome, higher than the state average of 3,005 per 100,000 citizens and higher than the average in the U.S. of 2,451 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

The overall crime rate in Rome, Georgia is 56% higher than the national average, but Rome is safer than 15% of the cities in America. Your chances of becoming a victim of any crime in the city of Rome are 1 in 23 and the total number of year over year crimes in Rome has decreased by 20%

As of January 2018, there were 277 registered sex offenders living in Rome, Georgia. The number of citizens compared to the number of sex offenders is 131 to 1.

Rome, Georgia Police Department Address:

Rome Police Department
5 Government Plaza
Rome, GA 30161

Other Information about Rome Police:

The Chief of Police is Chief Denise Downer-McKinney. Chief Downer-McKinney was sworn in as Police Chief in 2016.

In 2016, there were 97 full-time law enforcement employees in the Rome Police Department, 89 of whom were police officers. This means that for every 1,000 residents in Rome, there are 2.45 officers. This number is slightly lower than the state average of 2.50 officers per 1,000 citizens.

The city of Rome also has a Citizen’s Police Academy which you can learn about:

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The Sheriff of Floyd County, Georgia is Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. Sheriff Burkhalter was elected Sheriff in 1985 and is still serving in that position. He can be reached at

Floyd County Sheriff’s Department
3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA 30161

The Floyd County Jail is 256,000 square feet and is large enough to hold 828 beds. The jail holds inmates from Floyd County, Rome, and Cave Spring. The commander of the jail is Major Robert G. (Bob) Sapp and Lieutenant Nancy Canada. To reach Major Sapp or Lt. Canada call 706-314-0711.

Floyd County Jail
2526 New Calhoun Hwy NE
Rome, GA 30161

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