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Atlanta’s safety score was a 56.25, compared to the 90.36 given to Peachtree City, which the ranking designated as the state’s safest city. Only Douglasville (54.38) and East Point (25.88) trailed behind Atlanta on the list.
Safe Home uses a variety of data sources and reports to calculate its rankings, including FBI reports, crime trends, law officer ratio, demographics, populations, unemployment level and income.
For full rankings visit https://www.safehome.org/safest-cities/ga/.
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The number of police officers killed in the line of duty dropped sharply in 2017. 128 officers have died this year, with 44 shot and killed, a 10% drop from 2016. Experts cite bulletproof vests, better training and reduced community violence. Experts advise patience to see if 2017 is the start of a trend or an outlier.