Wrens, Georgia Information

Wrens, Georgia is in Jefferson County, Georgia approximately 30 miles from Augusta, Georgia. The population of Wrens was 2,187 in the 2010 census, but it is believed that the number of residents has decreased since and Wrens is now estimated to have around 2,050 residents.
Poverty is widespread in Wrens, with 27.4% of residents living below the poverty line, which includes almost 41% of those under the age of 17 and over 22% who are over the age of 65.

The mayor of Wrens is William L. Hadden,
Town Hall meetings open to the public and held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. Town Council meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m at the Town Hall.

Wrens Town Hall
401 Broad Street
P.O. Box 125
Wrens, GA 30833

Wrens, Georgia Police Station Information and Crime Rate Statistics

The crime index in Wrens is a staggering 566.6. The national average is 278.0 so Wrens is a city with quite a bit of crime. As of December 18th, 2017, there are 20 registered sex offenders living in Wrens, making the ratio of number of residents to sex offenders 106 to 1.

The city of Wrens received a grade of “F’ in the area of crime. Although there were only 121 reported crimes last year, the low population makes the annual crime rate extremely high. In Wrens, the annual crime rate is 5,972 per 100,000 residents. This is higher than the annual crime rate in the state of Georgia which is s 3,402 per 100,000 residents and is 2,837 nationally.
The majority of these crimes are property crimes, an estimated 5,577, compared with the rest of the state at 3,005 and 2,451 nationally. Violent crimes are lower than property crimes in Wrens, but they are still high. The rate of violent crimes was an estimated 395 per 100,000 residents in Wrens, 398 per 100,000 residents in Georgia, and 386 nationally.

Some facts about crime and the crime rate in Wrens, Ga:

  • The overall crime in Wrens is 111% higher than the national average;
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.36 crimes on a daily basis in Wrens;
  • Wrens citizens have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a crime; and
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Wrens has increased by 42%.

    There are ten law enforcement employees in Wrens, four of whom are PoliceOne Members.

    The Chief of Police in Wrens was Gary McCord; however he is now facing felony charges. Jim Votaw who was the Assistant Chief is the acting Chief of Police and can be found at:

    Wrens Police Department Address:
    401 Broad Street
    Wrens, GA 30833
    Phone Number: (706) 547-3232
    Email address: wrenspd@cityofwrens.com.

    The Sheriff of Jefferson County is Gary Hutchins, who has been the Sheriff since January 1, 1993.

    The physical address of the Sheriff’s Office is:
    911 Clarks Mill Road
    Louisville, GA 30434

    Jail Information:

    The city of Wrightsville is served by the County Jail, but Wrightsville is also home to Johnson State Prison which is operated by the Georgia Department of Corrections for male felons.

    The local county jail is under the Sheriff’s Department. The physical location is:
    911 Clarks Mill Road
    Louisville, GA 30434

    The jail was built in 2004 and has the capacity to hold 126 inmates.

    Visitation at the jail depends on which dorm the person is housed, Those in dorms A, B, C, and D can have visitors on Tuesday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    For those who are in dorms E or F visitation is Wednesday and Saturday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Inmates can have one 30 minute visit per day and all visitors must bring a photo ID.
    You must be on the inmate’s list of visitors, which can include three adults and three 13-16 year-old children.

    Jefferson County, Georgia Sheriff’s Facebook Page:

    Jefferson County, Georgia Jail:

    Open Records Requests in Wrens, Georgia/ Jefferson County, Georgia
    Jefferson County has a website that can assist you in getting your questions answered at:

    You can also request open records in writing or in person:
    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
    P.O. Box 72
    Louisville, GA 30434

    Or at the:
    Jefferson County Commissioners
    Open Records Request
    P.O. Box 658
    Louisville, GA 30434

    Lookup Warrants in Wrightsville, Georgia

    For information on outstanding warrants, you can call the Sheriff’s Office Records Division at 478-625-7538.

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