In a ranking of Georgia’s safest cities, five north Fulton municipalities placed in the top 30—with two taking the top spots.
Johns Creek was ranked as the safest city by SafeWise, a company that provides analysis of the home security industry. It used FBI data from crimes reported in 2015 to calculate this year’s safest cities in Georgia.
That city was also ranked as safest in 2015, but fell to second behind Summerville in Chattooga County in 2016.
SafeWise recognized the state’s 50 safest cities, all of which reported fewer than 40 total violent and property crimes per 1,000 people. The study ranked Milton as Georgia’s second safest.
Roswell, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs scored 14th, 18th and 28th, respectively.
The FBI has cautioned against such rankings, saying they are "merely a quick choice made by the data user” that do not provide insight into the many variables that mold crime, possibly leading "to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting cities and counties, along with their residents."
Cities with fewer than 4,000 residents were omitted from the study.
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