Information about Savannah, Georgia:

Savannah, Georgia is a city in, and the county seat of, Chatham County. It is the oldest city in the state of Georgia and is the fifth largest city in the state. It is the third largest metropolitan area in Georgia and in 2010 the population was 136,286. Estimates in 2016 show that the population has grown to around 146,763.

In 2017, Savannah, Georgia ranked #85 of 228 of the “Best Cities to Retire in America,” #93 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places in Georgia,” and #249 of 449 of the “Best Places to Live in Georgia.”

Savannah has a livability index of 72, higher than the state average of 67 and the national average of 66. In terms of letter grades, Savannah receives “A” grades in amenities and weather; “B” in education; “C” in cost of living; “D” in housing; and “F” in crime and employment.

Mayor Eddie DeLoach is the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia. He can be reached at 912-651-6444 or emailed at edeloach@savannahga.gov.

Savannah City Hall, 2nd Floor
2 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31402

Crime in Savannah, Georgia:

There were 9,936 crimes of any type reported in Savannah, Georgia, a rate of 4,118 crimes per 100,000 people. The state average in Georgia is 3,402 for every 100,000 people and the national average is 2,837 per 100,000 people. This means that the crime rate in Savannah is 21% higher than the average in Georgia and 45% higher than the rest of America.

Regarding violent crimes (murder, rape, assault, and robbery), the rate in Savannah, Georgia is 487 for every 100,000 residents. This is higher than both the state average of 398 per 100,000 people and higher than the national average of 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 individuals. Property crimes in Savannah, Georgia occurred at a rate of 3,631 crimes for every 100,000 people. Again, this is higher than the Georgia average of 3,005 property crimes per 100,000 residents and higher than the national average of 2,451 property crimes for every 100,000 people.

There were 565 registered sex offenders living in Savannah, Georgia as of January 2018.

Facts about crime in Savannah, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Savannah, Georgia is 45% higher than the average in America;
  • Your chances of being the victim of any crime are 1 in 26 in Savannah, Georgia; and
  • Savannah is safer than only 19% of the cities in the United States.

    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Address:

    There are six (6) different precincts patrolled by the Savannah-Chatham Police Department: West Chatham, Downtown, Central, Southside, Islands, and Whitfield Avenue. Each precinct has a different address and a different commander.

    West Chatham
    Captain John Best
    295 Police Memorial Dr.
    Ph: (912) 652-6560
    Fx: (912) 652-6580
    Detectives: (912) 652-6586 (Property crime and auto theft only)

    Downtown
    Captain Cary Hill
    102 E. Lathrop Ave.
    Ph: (912) 651-6990
    Fx: (912) 651-6995
    Detectives: (912) 651-6994 (property crime and auto theft only)

    Central
    Captain Ben Herron
    1512 Bull St.
    Ph: (912) 651-6931
    Fx: (912) 651-6936
    Detectives: (912) 651-6934 (property crime and auto theft only)

    Southside
    Captain Joy Gellatly
    7804 Abercorn St.
    Ph: (912) 351-3400
    Fx: (912) 351-3405
    Detectives: (912) 351-3403 (property crime and auto theft only)

    Islands
    Captain Ashley Brown
    54 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
    Ph: (912) 898-3252
    Fx: (912) 898-3244
    Detectives: (912) 898-3007 (property crime and auto theft only)

    Whitefield Avenue
    Lt. Torrance Garvin
    9306 Whitefield Avenue.
    Ph: (912) 651-3187
    Fx: (912) 355-7219

    Other Information about the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department:

    The Chief of the Savannah-Chatham Police Metropolitan Department is Chief Lumpkin.

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

    The Sheriff of Chatham County is Sheriff John Wilcher.

    Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
    1050 Carl Griffith Dr.
    Savannah, GA 31405
    912-652-7500

    Chatham County Jail
    1959 Carl Griffith Dr.
    Savannah, GA 31405

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