"If you're going to have a larger sense of community, you've got to have a place to do it. It's the city's front porch. I think we'll be a better, stronger, more engaged community, as a result," Rusty Paul, the city's mayor, previously told the AJC about the downtown area.
The “safest cities” report notes that crime rates nationally are way down.
“If you are under the age of 40, you’ve never been safer than you are today,” researcher John Roman said.
But even by those metrics, Sandy Springs was among the safest places to live overall. Here’s how it ranked, according to the report:
No. 17: Sandy Springs, Georgia
2018 violent crime rate: 117.8 per 100,000 people
2018 homicides: 2
Poverty rate: 11.2%
2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%
“While in Atlanta there were 769 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents in 2018 — more than twice the national violent crime rate — Sandy Springs is one of the safest cities in the country,” the “safest cities” report reads.
According to the report, “in 2018, there were just 118 reported murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 residents in Sandy Springs.”
The national crime rate was 369 reported incidents per 100,000 people in 2018.
The top 10 safest cities in the country, according to the report:
Thousand Oaks, California
League City, Texas