Atlanta Police Department

With an authorized strength of over 2000 sworn officers, the Atlanta Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. The mission of the Department is to create a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with the community. The Department also operates the City’s E911 Call Center, which aims to quickly respond to emergency calls and dispatch emergency services.

This page provides performance data focused on key indicators for two areas – Crime reduction and the E911 Call Center.

Section I - Crime Reduction

Change in crime across City of Atlanta

The FBI collects information on major crimes from agencies across the United States and the Atlanta Police Department is no exception. The total year to date (YTD) change in total major crimes vs. the year before (blue) reported by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) is shown below. Major crimes are tracked based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) definition, and includes violent crime (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime (burglary, larceny-theft, arson and motor vehicle theft).

Change in crime By Police Zone

APD organizes its field division into 6 administrative zones.  APD actively monitors changes and compares crime across these different zones as part of its improvement efforts.  The total YTD change in major crimes, as defined by the FBI, compared to the year before for each zone is shown below.

Section II - e911 Call Center

Total Dispatched Calls and Call Answering Performance

The City of Atlanta e911 center handles all emergency calls made within city limits. Many of the calls require the dispatching of police services (volume reflected in the blue bar chart below). The center prides itself on being able to answer emergency calls as quickly as possible and actively measures the percent of calls it answers within 10 seconds (red) per industry standards.