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Safest Cities in Georgia

2019 List of Georgia's Safest Cities

Georgia’s Safest Cities

 

The “Empire State of the South”, Georgia, has been recognized as one of the top states in the nation in which to do business and holds Standard and Poor’s highest AAA credit rating.

The largest city, Atlanta has hosted the Olympics, the Super Bowl and operates the world’s largest air transportation hub in the world. It is the country’s 9th largest metropolitan area and is considered the cultural and economic center of the south. 

The average Georgia state crime ratings are:

Georgia Property Crime Rate per 100K

Georgia Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

While Atlanta may have more than it’s share of crime, there have been vast improvements in recent years.

As a matter of fact, a number of Georgia’s safest communities are suburbs of Atlanta. Johns Creek, Peachtree City, Kennesaw, Milton, and Roswell are all included in our 2019 list of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Georgia. 

Milton, Braselton, Holly Springs, Peachtree City, and Grovetown all experienced less than 15 violent crimes in 2017.

Half of our top 10 Safest Cities had less than 300 property crimes. 

In cities with populations well above 10,000, these are impressive numbers.

If you are thinking about residing in the Peach State, this list of safe communities in Georgia will help you locate some great neighborhoods.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest cities in Georgia.

What are the Top 10 Safest Cities in Georgia?

(Population 10K +)

1.  Johns Creek

2.   Milton 

3.   Braselton

4.   Holly Springs

5.   Kennesaw

6.   Jefferson

7.   Peachtree City

8.   Alpharetta

9.   Grovetown

10.  Roswell

Safest Cities in Georgia – Video Summary

Johns Creek, GA

Johns Creek, GA

Population

85,048

Violent Crimes

25

Property Crimes

575

Milton, GA

Milton, GA

Population

39,388

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

298

Braselton, GA

Braselton, GA

Population

10,761

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

94

Holly Springs, GA

Holly Springs, GA

Population

11,653

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

144

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw, GA

Population

34,154

Violent Crimes

72

Property Crimes

480

Jefferson, GA

Jefferson, GA

Population

10,658

Violent Crimes

17

Property Crimes

175

Peachtree City, GA

Peachtree City, GA

Population

35,300

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

591

Alpharetta, GA

Alpharetta, GA

Population

66,711

Violent Crimes

34

Property Crimes

1187

Grovetown, GA

Grovetown, GA

Population

13,841

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

261

Roswell, GA

Roswell, GA

Population

95,602

Violent Crimes

108

Property Crimes

1616

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Woodstock, GA

Woodstock, GA

Population

32,293

Violent Crimes

35

Property Crimes

601

Duluth, GA

Duluth, GA

Population

29,795

Violent Crimes

33

Property Crimes

557

Dallas, GA

Dallas, GA

Population

13,373

Violent Crimes

18

Property Crimes

275

Kingsland, GA

Kingsland, GA

Population

16,852

Violent Crimes

42

Property Crimes

371

Decatur, GA

Decatur, GA

Population

23,378

Violent Crimes

40

Property Crimes

531

Sandy Springs, GA

Sandy Springs, GA

Population

107,740

Violent Crimes

126

Property Crimes

2263

Powder Springs, GA

Powder Springs, GA

Population

15,127

Violent Crimes

47

Property Crimes

342

Acworth, GA

Acworth, GA

Population

22,747

Violent Crimes

40

Property Crimes

579

Suwanee, GA

Suwanee, GA

Population

20,186

Violent Crimes

32

Property Crimes

520

Fayetteville, GA

Fayetteville, GA

Population

17,749

Violent Crimes

34

Property Crimes

468

The Rest of Georgia’s Top 50

11-20

Woodstock

Duluth

Dallas

Kingsland

Decatur

Sandy Springs

Powder Springs

Acworth

Suwanee

Fayetteville

31-40

Statesborough

Winder

Calhoun

Rincon

Snellville

Chamblee

Pooler

Villa Rica

Gainesville

Milledgeville

21-30

Loganville

Canton

Smyrna

McDonough

Dalton

Newman

Brookhaven

Lawrenceville

Bainbridge

Norcross

41-50

Lilburn

Marietta

Clarkston

Athens

Dunwoody

Rome

Dublin

Carrollton

Cartersville

Monroe

How We Determined the Safest Cities in Georgia

 

To calculate the most secure towns and cities throughout Georgia, our team consulted the most recent (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report results.  We only considered towns and cities with more than ten-thousand residents who reported their crime data to the FBI.

Both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft) were considered.  These figures were weighted In order to reflect the seriousness of the criminal activity. Property crimes were factored by .50 and then added to the number of violent crimes reported in the community. 

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

This provides a useful number which can be used to reflect the overall safety and security in the community. Although no formula is perfect, it provides a basis for comparison to determine some of the safer communities in Georgia.

However, not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city didn’t report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Some communities with reporting anomalies might also not be included in this year’s rankings. 

In addition, one needs to take into consideration that certain communities inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other neighborhoods. In larger cities, there may be a huge variation from one neighborhood to the next.

Consequently, it is important to evaluate specific neighborhoods within the community and communicate with law enforcement to gain perspective on the security and safety of specific neighborhoods.

To get ideas on things you can do to make your home safer, check out our Top 10 Tips for Better Home Security…and you may want to consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system .

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