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Looking for a safe place to live in Georgia? Think small

Although violent crime is down nearly a third in Atlanta, the city is a far cry from being safe, according to a recent study.

ValuePenguin analyzed 2013 FBI crime statistics of small, midsize and large cities in Georgia with populations larger than 5,000.

About an hour north of Atlanta, and with a population just under 10,000, Holly Springs is the safest place in Georgia. The city has a crime score of 273. Comparatively, Atlanta has a crime score of 4,323.

Seven of the top 10 safest places have populations less than 15,000.

Top 10 safest places in Georgia, crime scores

1. Holly Springs, 273

2. Johns Creek, 279

3. Milton, 312

4. Flowery Branch, 321

5. Tyrone, 395

6. Grovetown, 408

7. Peachtree City, 422

8. Folkstone, 511

9. Jefferson, 512

10. Hampton, 524

To find the crime scores of other cities in Georgia, hover over the map below.

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