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Thunderbolt, Georgia Information:

Thunderbolt, Georgia is a town in Chatham County, Georgia and is only five miles away from downtown Savannah. Thunderbolt is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is an integral part of Georgia’s shrimping industry and is a popular tourist area thanks to the seafood restaurants and beautiful location.

In the 2010 census, the population of Thunderbolt, Georgia was 2,668 but estimates from 2016 show that the population has dropped a bit to 2,683.

In 2017, Thunderbolt, Georgia ranked #112 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” #153 of 449 of the “Best Places to Live in Georgia,” and #162 of 449 of the “Best Places to Buy a House in Georgia.”

The Mayor of Thunderbolt is Mayor Beth E. Goette.
2821 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Thunderbolt City Mayor

Crime in Thunderbolt, Georgia:

In 2016, the crime-index of Thunderbolt, Georgia was 167.7 – far lower than the U.S. average of 256.8. While the total crime rate in Thunderbolt is 2,234 for every 100,000 residents, that is less than both the national average of 2,837 crimes per 100,000 residents and 3,402 total crimes for every 100,000 residents.

Violent crimes in Thunderbolt are also lower than the state and the national average. In Thunderbolt, there were 303 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents which is below the state average of 398 per 100,000 people and less than the U.S. average of 386 per 100,000 people. Property crimes are also lower in Thunderbolt than they are in the state and in the nation. Thunderbolt has 1,931 property crimes for every 100,000 people which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia of 3,005 and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 per 100,000 people.

As of January 2018, there was only one (1) registered sex offender living in Thunderbolt, making the ratio of residents to sex offenders 2,601 to 1. This is a much smaller average than the average in the state of Georgia.

Facts about crime in Thunderbolt, Georgia:

The overall crime rate in Thunderbird is 21% lower than the national average;
Thunderbolt is safer than 41% of the cities in the U.S.;
The number of total year over year crimes in Thunderbolt has decreased by 45%; and
In Thunderbolt, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.

Thunderbolt, Georgia Police Address:

2821 River Drive
Thunderbolt, GA 31404

Other Information about the Thunderbolt, Georgia Police Department:

In 2016, there were 12 full-time law enforcement employees, ten (10) of whom were police officers. Four officers from the Thunderbolt Police Department are PoliceOne members. In Thunderbolt, for every 1,000 residents there are 3.79 officers. The Georgia average is 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

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Open Records Request in Thunderbolt, Georgia:

Records in Chatham County can be accessed by calling
Chatham County Courthouse
133 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31404

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

The Sheriff of Chatham County, Georgia is Sheriff John T. Wilcher. Sheriff Wilcher served in the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for forty years before retiring in 2014 and then elected as the Sheriff in March of 2016. He can be reached at 912-652-7609.

Chatham County Sheriff Wilcher

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
1050 Carl Griffin Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31405

The Correction Bureau of the Chatham County Jail has expanded and moved as the population has grown. In 1978, the jail was moved to Montgomery Street where it could hold 381 inmates. In 1993, the jail moved into the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office which could house 1224 inmates. Recently studies have shown that by 2025 the need will grow so that 2774 bed are necessary, an expansion which will be built in stages. In 2008, the average daily population for the Chatham County Detention Center was already 1739 inmates. Lt. P. Green Scott is the Accreditation Manager while Jim Baxter is responsible for the engineering section of the jail.

Chatham County Corrections Bureau

Chatham County Detention Center
1050 Carl Griffin Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405

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If you are concerned you may have a warrant in Chatham County, you are urged to call the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office at 912-652-7000.

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