Top 15 Safest Cities In Georgia For 2018

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Georgia, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Johns Creek.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Peach State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 113 cities in Georgia with a population of more than 5,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Georgia for 2018:

  1. Johns Creek (Photos | Homes)
  2. Milton (Photos | Homes)
  3. Tyrone (Photos | Homes)
  4. Peachtree City (Photos | Homes)
  5. Dallas (Photos | Homes)
  6. Grovetown (Photos | Homes)
  7. Braselton (Photos | Homes)
  8. Alpharetta (Photos | Homes)
  9. Woodstock (Photos | Homes)
  10. Holly Springs (Photos | Homes)
  11. Flowery Branch (Photos | Homes)
  12. Port Wentworth (Photos | Homes)
  13. Roswell (Photos | Homes)
  14. McRae-Helena (Homes)
  15. Jefferson (Photos | Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Or for more reading on safe places to live and Georgia, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Georgia

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2017) in Georgia.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 714 crimes committed in Johns Creek which had a reported population of 84,629. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0084 which translates into a 1 in 118 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2016. This left us with a total of 113 of the biggest cities in Georgia to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 113 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Georgia".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Johns Creek. The most dangerous city in Georgia? Union City, where residents had a 1 in 8 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

Johns Creek, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Population: 84,629
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 31 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 811 (1st safest)
More on Johns Creek: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Johns Creek is a city located in Fulton County in the U.S. state of Georgia. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 76,728. The city is a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. In 2017 Johns Creek ranked third on the USA TODAY list of "50 best cities to live in." Milton, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Population: 38,551
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 25 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 876 (3rd safest)
More on Milton: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Milton is a city and suburb in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northernmost part of northern Fulton County. It is an affluent community, with an average household income within the ZIP code 30004 of $99,412. As of the 2010 census, Milton's population was 32,661, with an estimated population of 36,662 in 2014. Tyrone, GA
Source: Town of Tyrone, GA
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 7,243
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 69 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 994 (4th safest)
More on Tyrone: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Tyrone is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,879 at the 2010 census, up from 3,916 in 2000. It was named after County Tyrone in Ireland. The U.S. headquarters for Operation Mobilisation is in Tyrone. Peachtree City, GA
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Population: 35,387
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 53 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,540 (8th safest)
More on Peachtree City: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Peachtree City is the largest city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 34,364. Peachtree City is located in South Metro Atlanta. Dallas, GA
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 13,135
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,507 (6th safest)
More on Dallas: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Dallas is a city in, and the county seat of, Paulding County, Georgia, United States. The estimated population, as of 2010, was 12,629. Dallas is a northwestern suburb of Atlanta, located approximately 30 miles from downtown. It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America, under James K. Polk.
Grovetown, GA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 13,469
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 13)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 89 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,328 (5th safest)
More on Grovetown: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Grovetown is a city in Columbia County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Augusta metropolitan area and the Central Savannah River Area. In the 2013 United States Census estimates, it had a population of 12,389. The mayor is Gary Jones. Braselton, GA
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Population: 9,912
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 110 (14th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 857 (2nd safest)
More on Braselton: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Braselton is a town in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, approximately 53 miles northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 7,511, and in 2015 the estimated population was 9,476. Alpharetta, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Population: 64,943
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 53 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,014 (19th safest)
More on Alpharetta: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Alpharetta is a city located in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States and is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Alpharetta's population was 57,551. The estimated population in 2014 was 63,038. Woodstock, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Population: 31,243
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 96 (9th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,974 (17th safest)
More on Woodstock: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States. Holly Springs, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 11,034
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 99 (11th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,984 (18th safest)
More on Holly Springs: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Holly Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. Holly Springs is located south of the center of Cherokee County
Flowery Branch, GA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 6,895
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 87 (7th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,248 (22nd safest)
More on Flowery Branch: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Flowery Branch is a city in Hall County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,679. It is part of the Gainesville, Georgia metropolitan area, and lies on the shores of Lake Lanier. Port Wentworth, GA
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 8,177
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 158 (25th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,516 (7th safest)
More on Port Wentworth: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Port Wentworth is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States and it is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area. Port Wentworth is part of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Roswell, GA
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 95,684
Rank Last Year: 10 (Down 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 149 (21st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,778 (11th safest)
More on Roswell: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Roswell is a city in north Fulton County, Georgia, United States. At the 2010 census it had a population of 88,346, and in 2014 the estimated population was 94,089, making it Georgia's seventh largest city.

14. Mcrae-Helena

Mcrae-Helena, GA
Overall SnackAbility

/10

Population: 8,786
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 147 (20th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,832 (15th safest)
More on Mcrae-Helena: 

Jefferson, GA
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Population: 10,340
Rank Last Year: 12 (Down 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 135 (19th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,156 (20th safest)
More on Jefferson: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Jefferson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 9,432 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Jackson County.

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Peach State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Johns Creek is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Georgia residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Georgia according to the data:

  1. Union City
  2. College Park
  3. East Point
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In Georgia For 2018

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Johns Creek, GA 84,629 31 811
2 Milton, GA 38,551 25 876
3 Tyrone, GA 7,243 69 994
4 Peachtree City, GA 35,387 53 1,540
5 Dallas, GA 13,135 83 1,507
6 Grovetown, GA 13,469 89 1,328
7 Braselton, GA 9,912 110 857
8 Alpharetta, GA 64,943 53 2,014
9 Woodstock, GA 31,243 96 1,974
10 Holly Springs, GA 11,034 99 1,984
11 Flowery Branch, GA 6,895 87 2,248
12 Port Wentworth, GA 8,177 158 1,516
13 Roswell, GA 95,684 149 1,778
14 Mcrae-Helena, GA 8,786 147 1,832
15 Jefferson, GA 10,340 135 2,156
16 Kennesaw, GA 34,204 192 1,774
17 Richmond Hill, GA 12,520 175 1,797
18 Byron, GA 5,222 114 2,374
19 Hampton, GA 7,451 214 1,664
20 Sandy Springs, GA 107,685 108 2,634
21 Auburn, GA 7,621 209 1,784
22 Loganville, GA 11,409 96 3,181
23 Folkston, GA 5,349 224 1,925
24 Decatur, GA 22,449 182 2,338
25 Mcdonough, GA 23,675 126 3,070
26 Fayetteville, GA 17,157 128 3,048
27 Cairo, GA 9,772 153 2,803
28 Acworth, GA 22,467 191 2,537
29 Suwanee, GA 19,432 102 3,386
30 Canton, GA 25,985 250 2,270
31 Glennville, GA 5,068 197 2,644
32 Powder Springs, GA 15,004 346 1,786
33 Kingsland, GA 16,597 265 2,271
34 Centerville, GA 7,657 169 3,238
35 Pooler, GA 24,006 216 2,911
36 Eatonton, GA 6,528 337 2,588
37 Brookhaven, GA 52,442 327 2,717
38 Lawrenceville, GA 30,913 291 3,166
39 Smyrna, GA 57,152 342 2,710
40 Rincon, GA 10,029 279 3,300
41 Dunwoody, GA 49,232 158 4,198
42 Cumming, GA 5,772 121 4,799
43 Dalton, GA 33,989 332 3,245
44 Duluth, GA 29,720 538 2,156
45 Lilburn, GA 12,854 272 3,796
46 Austell, GA 7,204 527 2,456
47 Lafayette, GA 7,185 250 3,980
48 Statesboro, GA 31,176 317 3,801
49 Calhoun, GA 16,439 261 3,887
50 Bremen, GA 6,380 250 4,216
51 Gainesville, GA 39,425 410 3,563
52 Athens-Clarke County, GA 123,934 430 3,308
53 Newnan, GA 38,137 563 2,637
54 Snellville, GA 20,025 349 3,830
55 Camilla, GA 5,080 255 4,665
56 Thomasville, GA 18,773 181 5,225
57 Bainbridge, GA 12,473 440 3,720
58 Marietta, GA 59,516 391 3,834
59 Commerce, GA 6,803 720 2,293
60 Villa Rica, GA 15,095 457 3,723
61 Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan, GA 241,296 486 3,631
62 Barnesville, GA 6,611 544 3,297
63 Cordele, GA 10,907 348 4,749
64 Locust Grove, GA 5,862 153 6,687
65 Stone Mountain, GA 6,171 421 4,342
66 Fairburn, GA 14,151 325 5,102
67 Norcross, GA 16,929 643 3,361
68 Hinesville, GA 33,477 642 3,739
69 Carrollton, GA 26,593 518 4,196
70 Rome, GA 36,278 573 3,853
71 Clarkston, GA 12,335 672 3,737
72 Milledgeville, GA 19,072 587 4,058
73 Valdosta, GA 55,880 366 5,470
74 Doraville, GA 11,008 436 5,214
75 Fitzgerald, GA 9,001 455 5,132
76 Cedartown, GA 9,858 507 4,798
77 Sandersville, GA 5,724 506 4,821
78 Toccoa, GA 8,252 412 5,525
79 Riverdale, GA 16,142 477 5,265
80 Columbus, GA 202,338 601 4,756
81 Lagrange, GA 30,931 497 5,273
82 Conyers, GA 16,004 712 4,380
83 Winder, GA 15,652 920 3,852
84 Vidalia, GA 10,721 494 5,643
85 Chamblee, GA 28,532 662 4,945
86 Covington, GA 14,077 504 5,931
87 Fort Valley, GA 8,374 1,146 3,952
88 Sylvester, GA 6,019 1,013 4,452
89 Brunswick, GA 16,309 1,005 4,751
90 Warner Robins, GA 74,419 663 5,524
91 Jesup, GA 9,525 556 6,719
92 Moultrie, GA 14,384 556 7,021
93 Fort Oglethorpe, GA 9,911 635 6,407
94 Forest Park, GA 19,570 822 5,447
95 Albany, GA 74,330 1,174 4,870
96 Dublin, GA 16,195 753 5,748
97 Tifton, GA 16,799 797 5,690
98 Douglasville, GA 33,287 702 6,284
99 Swainsboro, GA 7,512 1,184 5,005
100 Atlanta, GA 472,579 1,083 5,248

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