Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia for 2020. See if your city made the list.

11% of people in Georgia experienced a violent crime over the pat 12 months. 28% of people in Georgia experienced a property crime in the past 12 months and 11% of people in Georgia have been affected by a mass shooting in their lifetime.

Georgia residents are less concerned about their safety this year than last, and it could be due to the state’s low violent crime rate. Georgia’s safest cities boast some of the lowest violent crime rates in the country.

See the complete list of Georgia’s 50 safest cities of 2020.

Our 2020 State of Safety study revealed that 47% of Georgia residents express high or very high concern about safety and security on a daily basis. That’s five percentage points below the state’s level of concern last year and just one point above the national average.

Georgia crime stats infographic

47% of Georgia residents think that the most likely crime to happen is having their digital property stolen.

Georgia’s violent crime rate is lower than the national rate at 3.3 incidents per 1,000 versus 3.7 nationwide. But the state doesn’t fare as well in regard to property crime. Georgia saw 25.7 incidents per 1,000 in 2018, almost four points higher than the national rate of 22.0.

Violent Crime in Georgia: Fear vs. Reality

Being robbed on the street is the violent crime for which Georgians expressed the highest level of concern. It was also named as the violent crime that people felt was the most likely crime to occur.

  • 46% of participants named robbery as their top fear, compared to 40% nationwide.
  • Mass shooting was the second most concerning violent crime in Georgia, with 43% citing it. Across the US, 38% named mass shooting as their biggest violent crime worry.
  • 33% said they felt robbery was the crime most likely to actually happen, versus 27% across the country.
  • Robbery was the second most common violent crime among the safest cities, accounting for 29% of reported violent crimes in those cities, and 24% statewide.
  • The most common violent crime was aggravated assault, accounting for 59% of all violent crime in the safest cities and 66% across the state.
  • 28% of respondents felt that assault by a stranger was likely to happen, and 21% felt assault by someone they know was likely to occur.
  • 11% reported personal experience with violent crime in the past year. That’s one point lower than last year, and one point lower than the national average.
Georgia crime stats infographic
Georgia crime stats infographic

Property Crime in Georgia: Fear vs. Reality

Georgia residents disagree when it comes to the property crime they’re most worried about and the one they feel is most likely to happen in their lives. Break-ins dominate when it comes to high concern, but having digital property stolen is the crime they expect to actually occur.

  • 65% expressed high or very high concern about someone breaking in when they’re not at home, versus 62% nationwide.
  • Burglaries account for just 12% of all property crime in the safest cities and 17% of all property crime across the state.
  • Larceny-theft was the most common property crime in Georgia, accounting for 81% of all property crime in the safest cities and 74% statewide—but only 45% of respondents named property being stolen as a top concern, and even fewer (38%) think it’s likely to happen.
  • 46% believe they are more likely to fall victim to digital theft than any other property crime.
  • Digital security was the number one safety concern overall last year.
  • 37% of Georgians use a security system to protect their property, 36% use security cameras, and 29% each use either a guard dog or a firearm.
  • 26% of respondents don’t use any kind of security to protect their property.
  • 28% reported experiencing a property crime in the past year—that’s two percentage points higher than the national average.
Georgia crime stats infographic
Georgia crime stats infographic

A Closer Look at Georgia’s Safest Cities of 2020

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • Braselton moved from number 17 last year to claim the top spot with a violent crime rate of 0.1 incidents per 1,000 and just 66 total crimes reported in 2018.
  • 27 cities (54%) improved their rank year over year.
  • The biggest jump was Lyons, moving 92 places to be named the 18th safest city in Georgia.
  • 20 cities (40%) dropped in rank year over year.
  • Chatsworth is brand new to the list this year, debuting at nine with a violent crime rate of 1.6 and a 5.6 rate for property crime.
  • 90% of the cities stayed under the state violent crime rate of 3.3, and all cities are below the national rate of 3.7.
  • Summerville moved from second place last year to fifth this year despite having the lowest violent crime rate at zero incidents per 1,000 and zero violent crimes reported. The city’s property crime rate of 10.3 incidents per 1,000 caused the city to fall in the rankings.
  • 75% of cities reported zero murders and there were only 20 total murders among the safest cities.
  • 31 cities (62%) kept property crime lower than the national rate of 22.0 and 72% stayed under the state rate of 25.7.
  • Chatsworth had the fewest total property crimes (24) and Senoia and Lyons had the second-lowest number of total property crimes reported, at 33 each.
Georgia safest cities heat map showing population and crime score

The 50 Safest Cities in Georgia

Braselton, Georgia
#1
Braselton
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+16
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    11,537
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $102,522
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 1.1, 1.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.6, 8.7, 8.6
Johns Creek, Georgia
#2
Johns Creek
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+3
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    85,446
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $113,609
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.3, 0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.2, 6.8, 8.1
Milton, Georgia
#3
Milton
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    39,848
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $120,595
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.2, 0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.2, 7.6, 8.8
Senoia, Georgia
#4
Senoia
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-3
Down
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    4,352
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $83,947
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.0, 0.5
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.6, 9.1, 10.9
Summerville, Georgia
#5
Summerville
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-3
Down
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    4,275
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $23,584
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.0, 0.0, 0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    10.3, 11.1, 9.2
Holly Springs, Georgia
#6
Holly Springs
(
+8
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    12,369
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $79,713
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 1.0, 1.0
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.9, 12.4, 19.8
Tyrone, Georgia
#7
Tyrone
(
+24
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    7,390
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $82,880
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 1.7, 0.7
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.6, 8.7, 9.9
Peachtree City, Georgia
#8
Peachtree City
(
-2
Down
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    35,374
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $94,106
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.4, 0.5
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.2, 16.7, 15.4
Chatsworth, Georgia
#9
Chatsworth
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NEW
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    4,301
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $34,453
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, Not available, 1.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.6, Not available, 6.6
Grovetown, Georgia
#10
Grovetown
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-2
Down
)
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    14,543
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $59,575
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.7, 0.9
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.8, 18.9, 13.3
Jefferson, Georgia
#11
Jefferson
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+19
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    11,394
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $54,777
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.6, 1.4
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.3, 16.4, 21.6
Glennville, Georgia
#12
Glennville
(
-2
Down
)
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    5,083
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $42,531
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.8, 2.0
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.3, 23.8, 26.4
Alpharetta, Georgia
#13
Alpharetta
(
-6
Down
)
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    67,051
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $98,489
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.5, 0.5
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.0, 17.8, 20.1
Duluth, Georgia
#14
Duluth
(
+2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,882
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,520
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 1.1, 5.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.0, 18.7, 21.6
Auburn, Georgia
#15
Auburn
(
+12
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,706
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,300
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.4, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    17.4, 18.2, 17.8
Kennesaw, Georgia
#16
Kennesaw
(
+23
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    34,907
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,657
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 2.1, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.3, 14.1, 17.7
Woodstock, Georgia
#17
Woodstock
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    32,850
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $69,247
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.1, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    14.9, 18.6, 19.7
Lyons, Georgia
#18
Lyons
(
+92
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,284
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $21,963
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.3, 6.4, 2.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.7, 43.3, 41.2
Roswell, Georgia
#19
Roswell
(
-1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    95,677
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,911
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.1, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    15.7, 16.9, 17.8
Temple, Georgia
#20
Temple
(
+25
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,462
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,375
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 2.5, 2.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    19.0, 30.0, 25.9
Sandy Springs, Georgia
#21
Sandy Springs
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    108,654
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,920
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.2, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.5, 21.0, 26.3
Hampton, Georgia
#22
Hampton
(
+16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,841
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $55,411
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 2.1, 2.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.5, 11.9, 16.6
Acworth, Georgia
#23
Acworth
(
+11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    23,028
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $59,574
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.8, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.8, 25.5, 25.4
Social Circle, Georgia
#24
Social Circle
(
+1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,517
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $51,609
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 1.3, 2.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    16.6, 18.9, 19.0
Byron, Georgia
#25
Byron
(
-16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    5,258
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,482
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.8, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    29.1, 36.0, 23.7
Canton, Georgia
#26
Canton
(
+17
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    28,685
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,470
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 2.5, 2.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    23.3, 26.0, 22.7
Flowery Branch, Georgia
#27
Flowery Branch
(
-23
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,760
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,500
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.8, 0.3, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    11.9, 17.5, 22.5
Adairsville, Georgia
#28
Adairsville
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,879
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $44,087
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 1.2, 2.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    22.5, 27.0, 28.7
Powder Springs, Georgia
#29
Powder Springs
(
+25
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,214
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,995
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.2, 3.1, 3.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    18.7, 22.6, 17.9
Springfield, Georgia
#30
Springfield
(
-19
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,192
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $43,750
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.9, 0.9, 2.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.0, 18.1, 17.2
Loganville, Georgia
#31
Loganville
(
-11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,308
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $63,125
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.2, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    26.0, 27.0, 31.8
Decatur, Georgia
#32
Decatur
(
+1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,491
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,263
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 1.7, 1.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    23.5, 22.7, 23.4
Suwanee, Georgia
#33
Suwanee
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,227
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,306
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.6, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    25.9, 25.8, 33.9
Palmetto, Georgia
#34
Palmetto
(
+14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,752
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,530
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.3, 2.7, 5.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    19.4, 24.5, 28.7
McDonough, Georgia
#35
McDonough
(
+16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,151
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,993
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.5, 3.0, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    26.3, 28.8, 30.7
Fayetteville, Georgia
#36
Fayetteville
  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,042
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $71,350
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 1.9, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    25.9, 26.4, 30.5
Pooler, Georgia
#37
Pooler
(
-24
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    24,656
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $75,193
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.0, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    30.7, 35.6, 29.1
Port Wentworth, Georgia
#38
Port Wentworth
(
+9
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,105
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $77,038
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.4, 2.6, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.2, 17.9, 15.2
Smyrna, Georgia
#39
Smyrna
(
+13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    57,498
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $70,547
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.0, 3.0, 3.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    25.4, 26.8, 27.1
Rincon, Georgia
#40
Rincon
(
-19
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,039
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $56,019
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.2, 2.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    31.3, 34.7, 33.0
Metter, Georgia
#41
Metter
(
+50
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    3,981
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $23,862
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.8, 4.9, 5.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    28.1, 33.2, 38.5
Dallas, Georgia
#42
Dallas
(
-16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,496
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,920
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.7, 1.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    22.5, 20.6, 15.1
Folkston, Georgia
#43
Folkston
(
+15
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,664
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $33,218
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.6, 3.3, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    21.0, 17.1, 19.3
Cochran, Georgia
#44
Cochran
(
+37
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    4,882
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $27,731
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.3, 4.4, 6.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    31.3, 32.6, 58.6
Dalton, Georgia
#45
Dalton
(
+11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    33,831
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $39,408
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.7, 3.2, 3.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    29.2, 28.7, 32.5
Commerce, Georgia
#46
Commerce
(
+43
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,927
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $44,601
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.0, 4.8, 7.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    19.8, 29.0, 22.9
Cairo, Georgia
#47
Cairo
(
+13
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,407
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $30,649
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    2.2, 3.5, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    34.0, 36.2, 28.0
Statesboro, Georgia
#48
Statesboro
(
+27
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    31,819
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $24,869
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.5, 3.9, 3.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    26.6, 30.1, 38.0
Dunwoody, Georgia
#49
Dunwoody
(
-26
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    50,095
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $87,252
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.6, 1.3 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    40.6, 40.6, 42.0
Brookhaven, Georgia
#50
Brookhaven
(
+14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    54,138
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,863
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.5, 3.5, 3.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    26.9, 27.6, 27.2

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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Didn't Find Your City in the Top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.

2020 Ranking

City

Population

Violent Crime (per 1,000)

Property Crime (per 1,000)

51

Madison

4,098

2.7

32.7

52

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan

242,265

4.1

24.6

53

Vienna

3,663

4.9

20.2

54

LaFayette

7,210

1.5

45.4

55

Marietta

61,675

3.5

31.6

56

Lilburn

12,847

3.7

31.7

57

Gainesville

41,368

3.8

30.9

58

Thomasville

18,507

1.8

46.5

59

Jackson

5,101

3.5

33.7

60

Newnan

39,830

4.6

26.4

61

Dawson

4,103

4.4

28

62

Manchester

3,966

4.3

31

63

Snellville

19,947

3.2

39.9

64

Camilla

5,016

3.8

35.7

65

Forsyth

4,082

2.7

44.6

66

Villa Rica

15,536

3.7

37.5

67

Eatonton

6,614

5.1

27.2

68

Stone Mountain

6,447

5.1

27.5

69

Fairburn

15,904

3.3

41.5

70

Oakwood

4,179

3.1

43.6

71

Milledgeville

18,620

3.5

41

72

Sandersville

5,527

3.6

40.5

73

Bremen

6,456

1.5

56.1

74

Clarkston

12,957

4.9

32

75

Norcross

17,089

4.7

33.3

76

Cleveland

3,956

2

53.6

77

Cornelia

4,278

4

39.5

78

Hinesville

33,163

4.4

36.2

79

Ocilla

3,653

5.5

29.6

80

Waynesboro

5,462

5.3

32.2

81

Locust Grove

6,852

1.9

59.1

82

Centerville

7,795

4

43.9

83

Covington

14,178

3.6

47

84

Hazlehurst

4,143

4.1

44.2

85

Austell

7,301

7.1

23

86

LaGrange

30,611

4.2

46

87

Fort Oglethorpe

9,912

3.5

54.4

88

Jasper

3,896

2.8

60.6

89

Jesup

9,698

3.7

54

90

Carrollton

27,189

5.9

41.3

91

Jonesboro

4,760

4.6

52.7

92

Blakely

4,603

8.9

21.5

93

Toccoa

8,310

4.3

55.4

94

Moultrie

14,136

5.2

50

95

Hiram

4,046

2.5

70.9

96

Fitzgerald

8,673

5

52.8

97

Thomaston

8,703

5.3

52.6

98

Cedartown

9,959

5.9

48.9

99

Vidalia

10,488

6.2

47

100

West Point

3,766

6.4

46.5

101

Bainbridge

12,033

7.6

37.9

102

Waycross

13,771

5.2

55.9

103

Monroe

13,573

6.6

46.3

104

Douglasville

34,076

5.7

54

105

Hartwell

4,468

6.7

47

106

Doraville

10,625

5

60

107

Cordele

10,669

6

52.6

108

Forest Park

20,024

6.7

48

109

Warner Robins

75,668

5.9

55.5

110

Swainsboro

7,501

7.6

46.3

111

Atlanta

496,106

7.7

46.5

112

Nashville

4,839

8.5

41.1

113

Dublin

15,756

8.1

49.1

114

Fort Valley

8,675

10.7

30.2

115

Elberton

4,300

9.1

50.9

116

Americus

15,184

8.6

60.7

117

Brunswick

16,431

10.7

52.5

118

Morrow

7,632

4.5

99.6

119

Griffin

22,707

11.5

47.6

120

Albany

72,594

11.1

51

121

Rossville

3,967

7.3

81.7

122

Rockmart

4,281

8.9

79.2

123

College Park

15,034

10.4

68.8

124

Eastman

5,038

8.3

86.3

125

Hapeville

6,607

7.4

111.5

126

Baxley

4,718

15.5

82.2

127

East Point

35,486

12.4

120

Find the Safest Cities in Each State

Click on the state image below to check out the safest cities for each state.


Sources

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2018 Crime in the United States
SafeWise, “2020 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “American Fact Finder
Gun Violence Archive (GVA), “Mass Shootings Reports

Mass Shooting Definition:
SafeWise uses the GVA definition of a mass shooting: “If four or more people are shot or killed in a single incident, not involving the shooter, that incident is categorized as a mass shooting based purely on that numerical threshold.

Rebecca Edwards
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Rebecca Edwards
Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past six. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month testing and evaluating security products and strategies. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her work and contributions in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, HGTV, MSN, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips.
  • StevenCee

    It says: “Click on the state image below to check out the safest cities for each state.” But there are no state images to click on. Where are they?