Swainsboro, Georgia Information:

Swainsboro is a city in Emanel County, Georgia as well as being the county seat of Emanuel County. In 2010, during the census, the population was 7,277 but 2016 estimates the population has grown to 7,486.

!n 2017, Swainsboro ranked #140 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia.” Swainsboro has a livability score, which according to this website is “barely liveable.’ The state of Georgia’s livability score is 67 and the USA has a score of 66. However, it does rate highly in terms of low cost of living, lots of local amenities, sunny weather, and high graduation rates. Crime, Housing, and Employment all receive “F” grades, and education only gets a C+.

The Mayor of Swainsboro is Mayor Schwawbe who has been in office since 2005. He can be reached by phone at 478-237-7025 or by email at mayor@cityofswainsboro.org,
Honorable Mayor Schwabe
101 West Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401


Crime in Swainsboro, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime index in Swainsboro was 549.3 which is considerably high especially compared to the U.S. average of 242.8; however it is decreasing. In 2012, the crime index was 902.0, It is crime that is causing Swainsboro problems. Although there were only 465 total reported crimes last year, that equals a rate of 6,190 total crimes per 100,000 people. The state of Georgia is almost half of the average in Swainsboro at 3,402 per 100,000 people, In contrast, the national average is a mere 2,837 crimes per 100,000 people.

Violent crimes also have a higher rate than do property crimes. In Swainsboro there are 1,185 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents, while the state average is 398 and the average in America is 386 per 100,000 residents. Property crimes are also high in Swainsboro. There are 5,005 property crimes for every 100,000 people in Swainsboro, far higher than the 3,005 crimes for every 100,000 people on average in Georgia. The national rate is 2,451 for 100,000 people.

As of January 2018, there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Swainsboro, Georgia.

Swainsboro’s overall crime rate is 118% higher than the average in the U.S. and Swainsboro is only safer than 2% of the cities in America. Your chances of becoming the victim of any crime in Swainsboro is 1 in 17.

Swainsboro, Georgia Police Address:

Swainsboro Police Department
212 North Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-8967 – Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Other Information about Swainsboro, Police officers:

In 20156, Swainsboro employed 21 full-time police officers. With a population a little above 7,000, this means that there were 2.80 officers for every 1,000 residents which is higher than the Georgia average of 2.5 officers for every 1,000 residents. Four of the officers are PoliceOne Members.

Open Records Request in Swainsboro, Georgia:

Records requests are available through the Clerk of Superior Court Office from the Clerk of Court, Kristin C. Hall. She is available by phone at 478-237-8911 Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The physical address for the Clerk of Superior Court Office is
125 S. Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

The mailing address for the Clerk of Superior Court Office is
P.O. Box 627
Swainsboro, GA 30401

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

The Sheriff of Emanuel County, Georgia is Sheriff J. Tyson.

Sheriff’s Office of Emanuel County, Georgia
125 S. Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

The Emanuel County Sheriff’s Detention Center is capable of holding 120 inmates. It is supervised by the Jail Administrator Captain Jeffrey L. Brewer who can be reached at 478-237-8771.

Emanuel County Jail
769 GA-57 (a.k.a Kite Road)
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Visitation at Emanuel County Detention Center:
Visitation is allowed on Sundays, but money is accepted for inmates from Monday – Friday from 8:00 a;m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you believe you may have a warrant in Emanuel County or in Swainsboro, you should call the Sheriff’s Office at :478-237-7526.

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