Young Harris, Georgia Information

The city of Young Harris, Georgia is in Towns County on the Georgia/Florida state line. The population of Young Harris was 899 during the 2010 census but it is thought to have grown since then and the population is estimated to have reached 1,000 in the year 2016. The median age is 20 and approximately 7 out of every 10 residents is female.
In the year 2017, the mayor of Young Harris is Andrea Gibby who can be reached at or at the number (706) 379-3171.

Crime and Safety in Young Harris, Georgia

Young Harris has a low crime rate, estimated to be 1,417 per 100,000 residents compared to 3,402 per 100,000 in the state of Georgia and 2,837 in America. The overwhelming majority of these crimes are property crimes and not violent crimes. As of December 2017, there were 13 registered sex offenders in Young Harris which means that there are 77 citizens for every registered sex offender.

Here are some interesting statistics related to crime in Young Harris, Georgia:

  • The crime rate in Young Harris in 58% lower than the national average;
  • In Young Harris, the chances of being a victim of any crime are 1 in 71; and
  • Young Harris is safer than 65% of the cities in the United States.

    Young Harris, Georgia| Police Station Information and Crime Rate Statistics

    The main police department within Young Harris is the Young Harris College Campus Police with Ken Henderson serving as the Chief of Police. He can be reached at or at 770-781-7521. The Facebook page for the Young Harris College Campus Police can be found here:

    There are four full-time police officers, ten part-time officers in the Young Harris Campus Police Department, and an administrative assistant.

    The Towns County Sheriff has an office at the courthouse in Hiawassee, Georgia. Sheriff Chris Clinton also maintains administrative offices and the Towns County Detention Center are located at 4070 Highway 339 Young Harris, GA 30582. The administrative offices can also be reached at 770-896-4444 or on their Facebook page:

    Jail and Sheriff Office in Young Harris, Towns County, Georgia

    The Chief of the Young Harris College Campus Police is Ken Henderson and the Young Harris College Police Department can be reached by dialing 911 or (706) 379-4569 for non-emergency matters Monday-Friday from 8:00 – 5:00.

    Young Harris College Police Department Facebook:

    The Towns County Sheriff is Chris Clinton and there is an office in Hiawassee at the Courthouse:
    48 River Street
    Suite F
    Hiawassee, GA 30546
    Phone number: (706) 896-8343.

    The Towns County Detention Center and the Administrative Offices of the Sheriff are located at:
    4070 A State Highway 339
    Young Harris, GA 30582.
    The phone number for the administrative offices is (706) 896-4444. The anonymous tip line can be reached at (706) 396-3697, and the number for the Jail/Detention Center is (706) 896-5474.

    Both the Sheriff and Young Harris house their inmates at the Towns County Jail, located at:
    4070 GA-339
    Young Harris, GA 30582.

    Towns County Sheriff Jail:

    Jail Visitation

    Visitation at the jail is subject to change without notice; however in order to even be considered eligible to visit the inmate must have your name and date of birth on their visitation list and visitors should always bring proper photo identification.

    Warrant and Jail Inmate Records

    To search for warrants and arrests you can contact the Police Department or the Sheriff’s Office.

    Open Records Requests in Young Harris, Georgia

    There is a website which lists all of the arrests in Young Harris, or you can just call the jail and ask any questions that you may have.

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