Motovo Real Estate recently complied a list of the safest places to live in Georgia. They looked at areas with a population over 100,000 and collected data from the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report. The crimes were divided into four categories - murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes. Motovo sorted through 73 of Georgia's cities to find the lowest crime rates. So, whether you're looking to relocate or just curious about your current area, this list of Georgia's safest areas is a great reference.
1. Johns Creek
With no murders, four rapes, 20 robberies and 30 assaults per 100,000 people in 2012, Johns Creek tops the list as the least violent city in Georgia. The most surprising statistic is that Johns Creek only had 20 vehicle thefts per 100,000 in 2012. That number is extremely low for an area of that size and is what pushed Johns Creek to the top of the list.
Residents of Acworth have a 1 in 49 chance of being a victim of a crime. The city had no rapes or murders reported in 2012, and there were only 19 robberies and 33 assaults per 100,000 people.
17 rapes, 30 assaults and 30 robberies per 100,000 people may seem high for a smaller town, but Canton ranked much safer than most larger areas. There were no murders reported in 2012, and residents of Canton only had a 1 in 55 chance of being the victim of a crime.
With no murders, 3 rapes and 29 robberies per 100,000 people, Kennesaw comes in as the fourth safest city in Georgia. The city topped the list with the most assaults in 2012 with 66, but residents only faced a 1 in 58 chance of being a victim of a crime.
With hardly any crime reported in 2012, Grovetown rounds out the top 5. There were 94 vehicle thefts per 100,000 and very little property crime. No murders, rapes or assaults were reported in 2012.
To check out the rest of the list and get more information on each city, visit Movoto Real Estate's blog.