Georgia is considered to be one of the safest states in the US with crime rates that are relatively lower than in some other states. However, while this is the case, it still has its most dangerous cities and we will be looking at 5 of them here.
This list was compiled by using the FBI statistics from the year 2012, the last available data. The numbers of murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and vehicle theft were then factored in and divided according to four categories – murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes. The cities were then given points according to the number of crimes relative to their size; which gave us the names of the most dangerous cities in the state of Georgia.
The fifth most dangerous city in Georgia is Jesup, which does not really rank high when it comes to violent crimes. However, it has one of the highest murder rates in the state and it is also unsafe for women who are 10 times more likely to get raped in Jesup than in Johns Creek, the safest place in Georgia.
Cordele is the fourth most dangerous city in Georgia, mostly because it has the fourth highest murder rate in the state. It also has 10th highest violent crimes rate and it is fourth in property crimes as well.
Brunswick comes in third on this list and mostly due to it having the second highest violent crimes rate in Georgia. It also has relatively high numbers of rapes, robberies and even murder. All in all, not too safe of a place.
East Point is the second most dangerous city in Georgia and it is actually tied for number of murders per person with the “winner”. It also doesn’t lag too much in terms of property crimes and total crimes. It also boasts a very large number of vehicle thefts and burglaries.
The most dangerous city in Georgia is College Park, and by far. It has the highest number of violent crimes, murders, property crimes and most total crimes per person in the entire state. If you live in College Park, you have a 1 in 7 chance of becoming the victim of a crime.
Our honorable mention goes to Atlanta which just barely missed making our list.