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Under the Georgia Open Records Act, also known as the Georgia Sunshine Laws all public records are available for inspection and copying unless they are specifically exempted from disclosure under the law. These statutes provide that records and information held by governments are open to the public with exceptions to confidentiality and privacy. The state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. There are 535 cities in Georgia. Although some Georgia cities may call themselves towns, there is no legal difference between cities, towns or villages. Georgia criminal history records are generally obtained from Sheriff's Office or Police Departments and also found in case files. The criminal history record includes the person's identification data, arrest data, final judicial disposition data submitted by a court, prosecutor or other criminal justice agency and custodial information if the offender was incarcerated in a Georgia correctional facility. Georgia public records in an organized, easy to access format. Find directories leading to information categorized by counties and cities, as well as subject matter. Request vital records through state, county, or city websites. Research all pertinent information regarding Georgia government, public services, resources and local community events. Access crime statistics and read Georgia crime reports. Request court and criminal records through online websites. Learn about demographic and household facts in Georgia and read about current events. Obtain income and employment statistics and find out about real estate and housing in the state. Discover facts about Georgia citizens education and background history. Learn about the nature of the firms currently doing business in the state and the cultural heritage of company ownership. These sites and statistics are being continually updated with the most current information.

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Georgia Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • On August 10, 2019, at 5:14 p.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies were in the area of Lilly Avenue attempting to locate a subject with a warrant, when they noticed a black male that appeared to be trying to hide from them. The suspect ran behind a house and was seen by a deputy
    August 13, 2019
  • On August 9, 2019, at 6:33 p.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were checking the area of Mumford Road and Case Street when they witnessed a black Lincoln Town Car fail to stop at the stop sign. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver would not stop. After a
    August 12, 2019
  • Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, along with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested one of Macon Regional Crimestoppers 15 Most Wanted without incident just after 10:00 a.m. this morning. 24-year-old Takeymia Dashawn Watts was taken into custody at the Overlook Garden Apartments, located at 1400 Gray Highway. The arrest came as the
    August 08, 2019
  • Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, along with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested one of Macon Regional Crimestoppers 15 Most Wanted without incident just after 10:00 a.m. this morning. 24-year-old Takeymia Dashawn Watts was taken into custody at a residence in the 1100 block of Scotland Avenue.  The arrest came as the
    August 08, 2019
  • On August 6, 2019, at 09:14 a.m. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Officers responded to an address in the 1100 block of Pio Nono Avenue in regards to an injured animal. It was determined that a dog had been struck by a car between two to four weeks prior. The dog’s leg was broken
    August 07, 2019
  • On August 2, 2019, just after 6:30 p.m., Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were patrolling the area of Houston Avenue when they witnessed a Honda Civic fail to stop at a stop sign. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the Honda and made contact with the driver, Mr. Welker. While talking to Welker he appeared
    August 06, 2019

Georgia Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Brynarius Smith
    Brynarius Smith, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/20/2019. Missing From Athens, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Athens-clarke County Police Department (georgia) 1-706-613-3345.
    August 14, 2019
  • Missing: Audrey Zalky
    Audrey Zalky, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/30/2019. Missing From Lithia Springs, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Douglas County Sheriff's Office (georgia) 1-770-942-2121.
    August 13, 2019
  • Missing: Cordai Furman
    Cordai Furman, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/20/2019. Missing From Hephzibah, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Richmond County Sheriff's Office (georgia) 1-706-821-1080.
    August 12, 2019
  • Missing: Sidney Stephens
    Sidney Stephens, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/30/2019. Missing From Columbus, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Columbus Police Department (georgia) 1-706-653-3231.
    August 08, 2019
  • Missing: Simone Gonzalez
    Simone Gonzalez, Age Now: 14, Missing: 07/31/2019. Missing From Lawrenceville, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Gwinnett County Police Department (georgia) 1-770-513-5700.
    August 05, 2019
  • Missing: Quavarian Taylor
    Quavarian Taylor, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/15/2019. Missing From Yatesville, Ga. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Upson County Sheriff's Office (georgia) 1-706-647-7411.
    August 02, 2019

Georgia Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:936374136
    Case Number:201908001022
    Incident Date:08-18-2019
    Incident Type Primary:ASSAULT/BATTERY OFFENSE FREE TEXT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Villa rica
    State of Incident:Georgia
  • Incident ID:936374135
    Case Number:201908001026
    Incident Date:08-18-2019
    Incident Type Primary:DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Villa rica
    State of Incident:Georgia
  • Incident ID:936396988
    Case Number:19081709
    Incident Date:08-18-2019
    Incident Type Primary:BATTERY - FAMILY VIOLENCE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Carrollton
    State of Incident:Georgia
  • Incident ID:936325896
    Case Number:19081619
    Incident Date:08-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary:ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Carrollton
    State of Incident:Georgia
  • Incident ID:936331901
    Case Number:19081614
    Incident Date:08-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary:CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 1ST DEGREE
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Carrollton
    State of Incident:Georgia
  • Incident ID:936331900
    Case Number:19081622
    Incident Date:08-17-2019
    Incident Type Primary:ENTERING AUTO
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Carrollton
    State of Incident:Georgia

Georgia Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

Georgia Latest Crime Records (Updated 08/20/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    38,097
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    580
  • Rape:
    3,048
  • Robbery:
    12,417
  • Aggravated Assault:
    22,052
  • Total Property Crime:
    331,316
  • Burglary:
    76,428
  • Larceny Theft:
    228,034
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    26,854

Georgia American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 08/20/2019)

  • Georgia's demographic and housing ACS survey of 9,907,756 being 3.15 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.8% males and 51.2% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Georgia social characteristics data of 3,540,690 households, which make up 3.05 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 2,407,098 families with and without children. There are 2,769,628 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Georgia American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 7,693,577 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 3.09 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 4,819,365 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Georgia housing characteristics are collected from 4,114,496 dwellings making up 3.1 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 3,540,690 or uninhabited 573,806 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 3,540,690 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Georgia Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    9,687,653
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    8,186,781
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    18%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    1,501,200
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    8,186,453
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    751,215
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    2,583,792
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    26%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    10%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    1,014,814
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    5,787,440
  • State's black resident population
    2,950,435
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    32,151
  • State's Asian resident population
    314,467
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    6,799
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    207,489
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    853,689
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    5,413,920
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    60%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    31%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    56%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Georgia
  • Births
    151,137
  • Deaths
    68,331
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    1,206
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    82%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Georgia Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    9%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    12%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    83%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    27%
  • Total number of Veterans
    717,855
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Georgia
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    27 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    4,063,548
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    781,706
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    24%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    68%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $160,100
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    20%
  • Total number of households
    3,417,298
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Georgia Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $25,098
  • Statewide income of median households in Georgia
    $47,469
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    17%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $319,018
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $33,499
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    4,768,923
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    457,195
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    5,559,982
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    667,688
  • People employed by the government
    786,034
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    251,981,766
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    45,321
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    227,593
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    731,494
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    16,976,235
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Georgia
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    901,281
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    20%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    4%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    31%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    144,280,774
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    141,962,359
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    117,516,907
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,326
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Georgia territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    18,228
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    2,618,126
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    10,150,539
  • Size in square miles of land
    57,906
  • Population per square mile
    167
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