SafeWise compiled FBI crime data to rank the safest cities in Georgia. Three from north Fulton County are in the top 10.
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3 North Fulton cities are among safest in Georgia, study says

According to a recent study, three cities in north Fulton County are among the 10 safest in Georgia.

SafeWise — a website that provides reviews, research and home security — compiled data from 2016 FBI Uniform Crime reports to rank the safest cities in the Peach State. The site says data from 2016 is the most recent available.

According to the site’s study, Georgia’s safest city is Summerville. The city in Chattooga County has a violent crimes rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents, and a property crimes rate of 9.23.

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Milton checks in second on the list with a rate of 0.26 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 8.77 property crimes per 1,000 residents. In total, according to the study, just 2.96 percent of all crimes in Milton are violent.

Johns Creek is third with a violent crimes rate of 0.32 and a property crimes rate of 10.87. About 4.35 percent of all crimes in Johns Creek are violent, the study says.

Alpharetta is sixth on the list with a violent crimes rate of 0.69 and a property crime rate of 9.94. About 6.94 percent of all crimes in Alpharetta are violent, the study says.

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Sandy Springs is 15th on the list and Roswell is 25th.

SafeWise identified violent crimes as aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery. It identified property crimes as burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Populations vary in Georgia cities, so it used the per-1,000 residents model to calculate how likely the crime is to occur in the area, regardless of how many people live there.

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