Georgia’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

The largest state east of the Mississippi River, Georgia is known for its shining cities, beautiful farmland and don’t forget, its juicy peaches! You can climb Stone Mountain in Atlanta in the morning and spend the evening relaxing on a beach in Savannah. Whether you’re a city slicker or a country mouse, Georgia has just the place for you.

Alright, I’ll get specific. If you’re ever in Georgia, make sure you don’t miss:

  • George Aquarium: Home to over 100,000 animals and several thousand species, this public aquarium is a great place to take your kids for an educational and fun time.
  • World of Coca Cola: This museum in Atlanta outlines the entire history of the Coca-Cola Company on a 20-acre complex.
  • Rock City Gardens: Located in the town of Lookout Mountain, Rock City features a walking trail carved from ancient rock formations. Believe me, the views are breathtaking!

If you’re planning a visit or even moving to Georgia, it’s important that you’re educated on its safest cities. The number one safest city in Georgia is Johns Creek, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta with a population just over 85,000. With a high median income of $113,609, its residents enjoy low violent crime rates, only .29 for every 1,000 people, plus low property crime rates, only 6.76 for the same population, both numbers down from last year. Other safe cities in Georgia include Holly Springs, Peachtree City, as well as Roswell. Unfortunately its largest city of Atlanta did not make the list.

3.572

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

2.518
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
28.602

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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To learn about how we chose the safest cities in Georgia, scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a complete methodology based on FBI crime statistics. Otherwise, let’s take a journey through Georgia, one safe city at a time!

1
Johns Creek, Georgia
Johns Creek
Safety Score: 87.33

Johns Creek, GA

Population 85,048
Median Income 113,609
Households 27,456
Violent Crime 0.29
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 6.76
Property Crime -1.36

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Milton, Georgia
Milton
Safety Score: 86.85

Milton, GA

Population 39,388
Median Income 120,595
Households 12,794
Violent Crime 0.23
Violent Crime -0.03
Property Crimes 7.57
Property Crime -1.2

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Braselton, Georgia
Braselton
Safety Score: 85.47

Braselton, GA

Population 10,761
Median Income 102,522
Households 2,895
Violent Crime 1.12
Violent Crime +0.01
Property Crimes 8.74
Property Crime 0.16

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Tyrone, Georgia
Tyrone
Safety Score: 85.37

Tyrone, GA

Population 7,260
Median Income 82,880
Households 2,469
Violent Crime 1.65
Violent Crime +0.96
Property Crimes 8.68
Property Crime -1.26

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Holly Springs, Georgia
Holly Sprin.
Safety Score: 83.42

Holly Springs, GA

Population 11,653
Median Income 79,713
Households 3,848
Violent Crime 1.03
Violent Crime +0.03
Property Crimes 12.36
Property Crime -7.49

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Hampton, Georgia
Hampton
Safety Score: 82.7

Hampton, GA

Population 7,623
Median Income 55,411
Households 2,498
Violent Crime 2.1
Violent Crime -0.05
Property Crimes 11.94
Property Crime -4.7

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Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw
Safety Score: 80.97

Kennesaw, GA

Population 34,154
Median Income 62,657
Households 12,988
Violent Crime 2.11
Violent Crime +0.18
Property Crimes 14.05
Property Crime -3.7

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Peachtree City, Georgia
Peachtree C.
Safety Score: 80.78

Peachtree City, GA

Population 35,300
Median Income 94,106
Households 12,996
Violent Crime 0.4
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 16.74
Property Crime 1.34

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
Flowery Bra.
Safety Score: 80.31

Flowery Branch, GA

Population 7,317
Median Income 65,500
Households 2,812
Violent Crime 0.27
Violent Crime -0.6
Property Crimes 17.49
Property Crime -4.99

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Roswell, Georgia
Roswell
Safety Score: 79.76

Roswell, GA

Population 95,602
Median Income 87,911
Households 34,214
Violent Crime 1.13
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 16.9
Property Crime -0.89

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McRae-Helena, Georgia
McRae-Helen.
Safety Score: 79.15

McRae-Helena, GA

Population 8,295
Median Income 27,163
Households 2,048
Violent Crime 1.33
Violent Crime -0.15
Property Crimes 17.24
Property Crime -1.08

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Auburn, Georgia
Auburn
Safety Score: 78.81

Auburn, GA

Population 7,698
Median Income 54,300
Households 2,272
Violent Crime 1.43
Violent Crime -0.67
Property Crimes 18.19
Property Crime 0.34

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Grovetown, Georgia
Grovetown
Safety Score: 78.7

Grovetown, GA

Population 13,841
Median Income 59,575
Households 4,365
Violent Crime 0.65
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 18.86
Property Crime 5.57

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Woodstock, Georgia
Woodstock
Safety Score: 78.65

Woodstock, GA

Population 32,293
Median Income 69,247
Households 11,322
Violent Crime 1.08
Violent Crime +0.12
Property Crimes 18.61
Property Crime -1.14

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Duluth, Georgia
Duluth
Safety Score: 78.63

Duluth, GA

Population 29,795
Median Income 62,520
Households 10,986
Violent Crime 1.11
Violent Crime -4.27
Property Crimes 18.69
Property Crime -2.88

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Port Wentworth, Georgia
Port Wentwo.
Safety Score: 78.61

Port Wentworth, GA

Population 8,452
Median Income 77,038
Households 2,879
Violent Crime 2.6
Violent Crime +1.01
Property Crimes 17.87
Property Crime 2.71

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Dallas, Georgia
Dallas
Safety Score: 76.94

Dallas, GA

Population 13,373
Median Income 48,920
Households 4,573
Violent Crime 1.35
Violent Crime +0.51
Property Crimes 20.56
Property Crime 5.49

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Sprin.
Safety Score: 76.67

Sandy Springs, GA

Population 107,740
Median Income 70,920
Households 44,919
Violent Crime 1.17
Violent Crime +0.08
Property Crimes 21
Property Crime -5.35

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Glennville, Georgia
Glennville
Safety Score: 75.37

Glennville, GA

Population 5,086
Median Income 42,531
Households 1,579
Violent Crime 0.79
Violent Crime -1.18
Property Crimes 23.79
Property Crime -2.65

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Decatur, Georgia
Decatur
Safety Score: 75.19

Decatur, GA

Population 23,378
Median Income 92,263
Households 8,133
Violent Crime 1.71
Violent Crime -0.12
Property Crimes 22.71
Property Crime -0.68

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Kingsland, Georgia
Kingsland
Safety Score: 75.06

Kingsland, GA

Population 16,852
Median Income 50,093
Households 5,907
Violent Crime 2.49
Violent Crime -0.16
Property Crimes 22.02
Property Crime -0.69

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Powder Springs, Georgia
Powder Spri.
Safety Score: 74.09

Powder Springs, GA

Population 15,127
Median Income 62,995
Households 5,088
Violent Crime 3.11
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 22.61
Property Crime 4.75

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Acworth, Georgia
Acworth
Safety Score: 73.4

Acworth, GA

Population 22,747
Median Income 59,574
Households 8,314
Violent Crime 1.76
Violent Crime -0.15
Property Crimes 25.45
Property Crime 0.08

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Suwanee, Georgia
Suwanee
Safety Score: 73.26

Suwanee, GA

Population 20,186
Median Income 85,306
Households 6,384
Violent Crime 1.59
Violent Crime +0.56
Property Crimes 25.76
Property Crime -8.1

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Loganville, Georgia
Loganville
Safety Score: 73.02

Loganville, GA

Population 11,887
Median Income 63,125
Households 3,697
Violent Crime 1.18
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 27
Property Crime -4.82

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Fayetteville, Georgia
Fayettevill.
Safety Score: 72.77

Fayetteville, GA

Population 17,749
Median Income 71,350
Households 6,546
Violent Crime 1.92
Violent Crime +0.64
Property Crimes 26.37
Property Crime -4.11

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Smyrna, Georgia
Smyrna
Safety Score: 71.38

Smyrna, GA

Population 57,576
Median Income 70,547
Households 24,253
Violent Crime 2.99
Violent Crime -0.44
Property Crimes 26.82
Property Crime -0.28

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Dalton, Georgia
Dalton
Safety Score: 70.1

Dalton, GA

Population 34,228
Median Income 39,408
Households 11,224
Violent Crime 3.16
Violent Crime -0.16
Property Crimes 28.66
Property Crime -3.79

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Brookhaven, Georgia
Brookhaven
Safety Score: 69.91

Brookhaven, GA

Population 52,973
Median Income 78,863
Households 21,341
Violent Crime 3.55
Violent Crime +0.27
Property Crimes 27.58
Property Crime 0.41

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McDonough, Georgia
McDonough
Safety Score: 69.84

McDonough, GA

Population 24,278
Median Income 50,993
Households 8,230
Violent Crime 2.97
Violent Crime +1.7
Property Crimes 28.83
Property Crime -1.88

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Lawrencevil.
Safety Score: 69.47

Lawrenceville, GA

Population 31,183
Median Income 43,339
Households 10,266
Violent Crime 2.34
Violent Crime -0.57
Property Crimes 30.37
Property Crime -1.3

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Newnan, Georgia
Newnan
Safety Score: 68.95

Newnan, GA

Population 38,825
Median Income 53,657
Households 14,259
Violent Crime 6.05
Violent Crime +0.41
Property Crimes 26.32
Property Crime -0.06

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Commerce, Georgia
Commerce
Safety Score: 68.37

Commerce, GA

Population 6,826
Median Income 44,601
Households 2,428
Violent Crime 4.83
Violent Crime -2.37
Property Crimes 29.01
Property Crime 6.08

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Statesboro, Georgia
Statesboro
Safety Score: 67.95

Statesboro, GA

Population 31,937
Median Income 24,869
Households 10,269
Violent Crime 3.91
Violent Crime +0.73
Property Crimes 30.12
Property Crime -7.89

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Bainbridge, Georgia
Bainbridge
Safety Score: 67.74

Bainbridge, GA

Population 12,208
Median Income 28,834
Households 4,745
Violent Crime 3.85
Violent Crime -0.56
Property Crimes 31.05
Property Crime -6.15

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Rincon, Georgia
Rincon
Safety Score: 67.45

Rincon, GA

Population 10,101
Median Income 56,019
Households 3,640
Violent Crime 1.19
Violent Crime -1.6
Property Crimes 34.75
Property Crime 1.75

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Jackson, Georgia
Jackson
Safety Score: 67.44

Jackson, GA

Population 5,071
Median Income 35,820
Households 1,781
Violent Crime 3.16
Violent Crime +1.75
Property Crimes 32.34
Property Crime 12.81

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Norcross, Georgia
Norcross
Safety Score: 67.4

Norcross, GA

Population 17,060
Median Income 43,101
Households 5,081
Violent Crime 4.69
Violent Crime -1.75
Property Crimes 30.6
Property Crime -3.01

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Byron, Georgia
Byron
Safety Score: 67.29

Byron, GA

Population 5,228
Median Income 48,482
Households 2,292
Violent Crime 0.77
Violent Crime -0.38
Property Crimes 35.96
Property Crime 12.21

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Eatonton, Georgia
Eatonton
Safety Score: 67.15

Eatonton, GA

Population 6,568
Median Income 34,298
Households 2,438
Violent Crime 6.09
Violent Crime +2.72
Property Crimes 28.78
Property Crime 2.89

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Calhoun, Georgia
Calhoun
Safety Score: 67

Calhoun, GA

Population 16,557
Median Income 35,621
Households 5,622
Violent Crime 3.38
Violent Crime +0.76
Property Crimes 32.49
Property Crime -6.38

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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
Athens-Clar.
Safety Score: 66.88

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Population 124,903
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 4.16
Violent Crime -0.14
Property Crimes 31.46
Property Crime -1.62

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Snellville, Georgia
Snellville
Safety Score: 66.76

Snellville, GA

Population 19,982
Median Income 67,705
Households 5,977
Violent Crime 1.95
Violent Crime -1.55
Property Crimes 34.88
Property Crime -3.42

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Cochran, Georgia
Cochran
Safety Score: 66.12

Cochran, GA

Population 5,029
Median Income 27,731
Households 1,443
Violent Crime 4.37
Violent Crime -1.77
Property Crimes 32.61
Property Crime -25.96

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Chamblee, Georgia
Chamblee
Safety Score: 65.39

Chamblee, GA

Population 28,558
Median Income 54,142
Households 10,189
Violent Crime 4.73
Violent Crime -1.89
Property Crimes 33.3
Property Crime -16.15

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Gainesville, Georgia
Gainesville
Safety Score: 65.2

Gainesville, GA

Population 40,836
Median Income 41,250
Households 12,582
Violent Crime 3.84
Violent Crime -0.27
Property Crimes 34.38
Property Crime -1.26

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan, Georgia
Savannah-Ch.
Safety Score: 64.93

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan, GA

Population 242,941
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 4.63
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 34.31
Property Crime -2

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Marietta, Georgia
Marietta
Safety Score: 64.67

Marietta, GA

Population 61,646
Median Income 50,963
Households 23,677
Violent Crime 3.49
Violent Crime -0.42
Property Crimes 35.83
Property Crime -2.51

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Milledgeville, Georgia
Milledgevil.
Safety Score: 64.48

Milledgeville, GA

Population 19,051
Median Income 20,846
Households 6,307
Violent Crime 2.78
Violent Crime -3.09
Property Crimes 36.59
Property Crime -3.99

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Cairo, Georgia
Cairo
Safety Score: 64.31

Cairo, GA

Population 9,558
Median Income 30,649
Households 3,389
Violent Crime 3.45
Violent Crime +1.92
Property Crimes 36.2
Property Crime 8.16

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Lilburn, GA12,84454,2762.8 37.29 2.1864.19
52Villa Rica, GA15,39850,2224.35 35.91 2.663.92
53Winder, GA16,00646,3108.87 30.18 2.3163.89
54Stone Mountain, GA6,41338,6707.33 32.75 2.8163.68
55Dunwoody, GA49,32187,2521.28 40.61 1.0962.88
56Sandersville, GA5,66930,4494.59 38.1 362.34
57Union City, GA21,16035,62712.24 109.4 2.66.09
58Barnesville, GA6,69626,1583.58 43.16 2.8459.66
59Clarkston, GA12,84935,9345.99 39.38 1.3259.42
60Rome, GA36,36637,7335.64 40.7 2.4259.2
61Bremen, GA6,45350,5743.1 45.1 3.158.94
62Waynesboro, GA5,66928,0388.82 38.45 3.5358.48
63Cumming, GA6,36547,1251.89 46.98 1.8958.11
64Carrollton, GA26,95136,5485.42 43.15 2.4957.9
65Fort Valley, GA8,46523,42510.16 37.57 2.9557.65
66Dublin, GA16,08629,8346.4 43.95 3.7956.86
67Cedartown, GA9,80630,2523.77 47.73 3.4756.47
68Centerville, GA7,68953,0363.51 50.33 2.2154.44
69Thomasville, GA18,86634,6151.54 52.58 2.5454.44
70LaGrange, GA30,98134,2493.55 50.45 2.8754.43
71Conyers, GA16,03439,8856.86 49.33 3.8752.82
72Fairburn, GA14,37043,8863.27 54.14 2.6452.23
73Atlanta, GA481,34351,7019.36 47.76 3.3751.77
74Doraville, GA10,59350,0765.76 53.34 4.0651.47
75Cordele, GA10,81224,0594.35 53.46 2.551.27
76Garden City, GA8,93241,60717.58 0 4.1450.97
77Hapeville, GA6,66544,8287.8 117.03 3.35.24
78Warner Robins, GA75,32348,3075.11 54.53 1.3849.5
79Covington, GA14,12239,9594.89 57.57 3.8948.93
80Fitzgerald, GA8,90225,6885.95 55.49 3.0348.68
81Forest Park, GA19,94833,2086.57 56.25 3.4148.14
82Moultrie, GA14,36524,1735.01 57.78 1.8147.54
83Brunswick, GA16,50024,41710.3 52.48 3.5247
84Valdosta, GA56,72931,7013.79 61.43 2.5946.38
85Vidalia, GA10,74335,7566.14 59.85 2.9845.49
86Jesup, GA10,17031,7903.54 64.01 2.5644.88
87Griffin, GA22,87831,5878.92 58.44 3.0644.08
88Locust Grove, GA6,02843,3371 69.34 3.8243.98
89Fort Oglethorpe, GA9,93544,3275.54 64.72 3.1243
90Douglasville, GA33,64051,0397.25 62.4 2.8542.96
91Albany, GA73,20931,84311.3 56.22 2.0942.91
92Adel, GA5,35929,6016.16 67.74 3.7340.24
93Riverdale, GA16,43537,4315.29 68.76 2.1940.07
94Tifton, GA16,90831,11411.77 65.35 2.4236.39
95College Park, GA15,13429,08714.67 74.34 6.4130.12
96Morrow, GA7,40050,9614.32 96.76 3.1122
97Eastman, GA5,09333,2436.87 92.48 2.1621.61
98East Point, GA35,74039,13113.07 115.72 2.350.87

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.

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