SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia for 2019. See if your city made the list.
We’re pleased to add 11 new cities to Georgia’s safest this year. That means 78% of last year’s top cities made the cut again, and the top two (Senoia and Summerville) each reported zero violent crimes in 2017.
Senoia pulled the top spot thanks to its low property crime numbers—just 39 total compared to Summerville’s 48. But despite the great records of our safest cities, Georgia’s overall crime rates are higher than the national average. The violent crime rate is 4.77, barely higher than the national rate of 4.49. But the property crime rate is 10 points higher at 37.57 incidents per 1,000, compared to 27.11 nationally.
Senoia jumped from number four in 2018 to number one this year.
The low incidence of violent crime is impressive because these cities are bigger than those named in most other states—and 60% had fewer than 25 total violent crimes.
Only two cities on the list had more than 100 violent crimes, and the highest was 126 in Sandy Springs, which has a population of more than 100,000.
70% of the safest cities had no murders.
Digital security is rated the top safety concern in Georgia, according to our State of Safety study.
26% reported personal experience with digital security issues in the past year—that’s two points higher than the national average.
21% of Texas respondents to our State of Safety study experienced a digital security issue in the past year, compared to just 8% who experienced a violent crime.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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