These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Georgia

We used data and science to determine the places in Georgia where everyone sleeps safe and sound.

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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 live in the safest state, either. Georgia is somewhere in the middle.

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

After analyzing 99 places in Georgia with a population of more than 5,000, we came up with this list as the safest places here:

  1. Johns Creek
  2. Grovetown
  3. Milton
  4. Flowery Branch
  5. Peachtree City
  6. Tyrone
  7. Braselton
  8. Kennesaw
  9. Holly Springs
  10. Alpharetta

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

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How we calculated the safest cities in Georgia

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 (2014). 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 three criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
  • Total crimes per capita
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For example, there were a total of 60 crimes committed in Johns Creek which had a reported population of 84,256. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.000712 which translates into a 1 in 1404 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 2014. This left us with a total of 99 places in Georgia to rank.

We ranked each place for each criteria from 1 to 99 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places three 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 population, is Johns Creek. The most dangerous? College Park, where residents had a 1 in 31 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.

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1. Johns Creek

Johns Creek - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 84,256
Property Crime Rank: 23
Violent Crime Rank: 37

2. Grovetown

Grovetown - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,676
Property Crime Rank: 30
Violent Crime Rank: 36

3. Milton

Milton - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,702
Property Crime Rank: 32
Violent Crime Rank: 32

4. Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,259
Property Crime Rank: 41
Violent Crime Rank: 21

5. Peachtree City

Peachtree City - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,989
Property Crime Rank: 45
Violent Crime Rank: 35

6. Tyrone

Tyrone - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,107
Property Crime Rank: 47
Violent Crime Rank: 34

7. Braselton

Braselton - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,142
Property Crime Rank: 49
Violent Crime Rank: 65

8. Kennesaw

Kennesaw - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,429
Property Crime Rank: 57
Violent Crime Rank: 67

9. Holly Springs

Holly Springs - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,925
Property Crime Rank: 66
Violent Crime Rank: 59

10. Alpharetta

Alpharetta - Safest Places In Georgia
Source: Wikipedia

Population: 63,478
Property Crime Rank: 75
Violent Crime Rank: 44

There You Have It

Looking at the data, you can tell that anything within a 15-minute drive of Johns Creek is the most desirable, according to science and data. But as most Georgia residents would agree, almost every place here is awesome.

Most dangerous cities in Georgia:
3rd Most Dangerous: Union City
2nd Most Dangerous: East Point
Most Dangerous: College Park

Detailed List Of The Safest Places To Live In Georgia

CityRankPopulationProperty Crime RankViolent Crime Rank
Johns Creek184,2562337
Grovetown212,6763036
Milton336,7023232
Flowery Branch46,2594121
Peachtree City534,9894535
Tyrone67,1074734
Braselton78,1424965
Kennesaw832,4295767
Holly Springs99,9256659
Alpharetta1063,4787544
Loganville1110,8988246
Auburn127,20251101
Jefferson139,8026185
Duluth1428,8497758
Roswell1595,3877268
Folkston165,64136135
Woodstock1727,6658469
Suwanee1818,3139057
Canton1924,4497983
Commerce206,55368109
Port Wentworth216,84058127
McRae226,14148150
Sandy Springs23101,1849986
Fayetteville2416,42410487
Acworth2521,72710393
Pooler2621,70710694
Dallas2712,62110595
Bremen286,29495118
Decatur2920,24111784
Brookhaven3050,94296142
Smyrna3153,965107125
Snellville3219,48013389
Kingsland3316,309114138
Athens-Clarke County34121,511118131
McDonough3523,001135106
Statesboro3630,298132119
Dalton3733,464141117
Camilla385,070146111
Newnan3935,232110171
Dunwoody4047,91516874
Cairo419,845145120
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan42236,682134151
Milledgeville4319,519144139
Winder4414,799158121
Calhoun4515,956171103
Fairburn4613,851147146
Lafayette477,06217697
Adel485,313154144
Gainesville4935,967160145
Hinesville5034,525159168
Cumming515,65221563
Villa Rica5214,570174141
Lilburn5312,610181134
Carrollton5425,315172157
Norcross5516,363153187
Centerville567,663198110
Thomaston579,066173158
Marietta5859,663165176
Valdosta5956,862193136
Eatonton606,542151210
Swainsboro617,634175178
LaGrange6230,679190153
Toccoa638,346180174
Locust Grove645,704203133
Riverdale6515,607196160
Dublin6616,423184185
Sandersville675,822178195
Powder Springs6814,524163219
Warner Robins6973,418200161
Fort Valley708,925156229
Forest Park7118,855182190
Thomasville7218,752208149
Conyers7315,713186197
Fitzgerald749,073201172
Moultrie7514,691210173
Cordele7611,202199193
Covington7713,535213170
Douglasville7832,112205186
Columbus79206,714207183
Waycross8014,149218166
Albany8175,858183221
Waynesboro825,789191220
Tifton8316,414206207
Atlanta84454,363189230
Fort Oglethorpe859,573228169
Morrow866,745236152
Vidalia8710,724212206
Garden City888,931194240
Jesup8910,323222205
Griffin9023,279209226
Chamblee9116,053211223
Hapeville926,755219213
Eastman935,384226216
Douglas9411,924231214
Americus9516,200224227
Brunswick9615,912220234
Union City9720,691227231
East Point9835,929233232
College Park9914,780235241

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