See Which Georgia Cities Made the List

Based on a Population of at least 30k

Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.

The Peach State! If you’ve ever gone through Georgia, then you know it is abound with southern hospitality, peaches, and a booming, diverse economy. There’s mining, textile production, a huge shipping hub, film production with Disney filming a lot of their Marvel movies in Atlanta, tourism, and military bases. If Georgia were a country it would be the 28th largest economy in the world, and is one of 15 states to have a AAA credit rating. On top of the scenery and diverse economy, you also have a lot of cities that rank very high in terms of safety.

If you’re thinking of moving to Georgia but not sure of which cities are safest, then take a look at our 25 safest cities below. They range in safety ratings from 90.36 to just over 25. Nationally, 6 of the top 500 safest cities are in Georgia. Most of the cities in our top 25 safest cities in the state average at least 1 police officer for every 400 residents.

The safest city is Peachtree city, a suburb to the south of Atlanta. As with most other cities that have the highest safety ratings in their state, Peachtree City residents have a high median income of $96,880 for a family. The headquarters of a few major global brands are located here as well, meaning jobs are plentiful.

There is a large concentration of cities with high safety ratings in the suburbs north of Atlanta. There’s Johns Creek (88.38), Milton (87.48), Kennesaw (84.08), and Roswell (83.85) all about an hour north of the state capital. There are a few other cities that rank high in terms of safety scattered throughout the state, but if you want to be near the capital where a large percentage of the jobs are, then you’ll have plenty of options just north of Atlanta.


1 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.36

Peachtree City, GA

35,202 549 18 78.9% 503 12.9%

2 Top 10th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.38

Johns Creek, GA

84,655 1175 33 17.3% 542 -9.2%

3 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 87.48

Milton, GA

37,665 836 12 67% 371 -1%

4
Safety Score: 84.08

Kennesaw, GA

32,934 n/a 54 43.7% 550 6.6%

5
Safety Score: 83.85

Roswell, GA

95,455 491 119 8.1% 1,668 -6.8%

6
Safety Score: 83.5

Alpharetta, GA

64,419 459 31 -19.6% 1,243 -2.3%

7
Safety Score: 79.07

Newnan, GA

36,954 473 207 16.1% 1,035 -4.4%

8
Safety Score: 78.88

Sandy Springs, GA

103,898 736 151 -7.5% 2,498 -11.4%

9
Safety Score: 78.09

Statesboro, GA

30,843 n/a 67 -19.7% 1,046 -5.2%

10
Safety Score: 77.81

Brookhaven, GA

51,542 677 169 -5.1% 1,255 -8%

11
Safety Score: 77.13

Smyrna, GA

55,891 413 189 17.7% 1,499 -6.7%

12
Safety Score: 72.84

Dalton, GA

33,617 349 96 6.2% 1,155 -7.4%

13
Safety Score: 72.48

Hinesville, GA

35,271 n/a 118 -28.7% 1,211 -16.9%

14
Safety Score: 71.09

Gainesville, GA

36,948 335 150 11.5% 1,345 -12.2%

15
Safety Score: 70.81

Athens-Clarke County, GA

120,858 413 504 36.2% 4,283 13.6%

16
Safety Score: 69.3

Savannah-Chatham, GA

240,178 312 1,168 24.2% 9,236 7%

17
Safety Score: 68.44

Marietta, GA

60,830 357 273 -11.6% 2,467 -8.8%

18
Safety Score: 67.1

Dunwoody, GA

48,430 806 91 55.2% 2,047 -7.4%

19
Safety Score: 61.41

Rome, GA

35,921 n/a 210 n/a 1,775 n/a

20
Safety Score: 58.92

Warner Robins, GA

74,363 542 398 19.8% 3,973 -13.3%

21
Safety Score: 57.81

Columbus, GA

203,778 n/a 1,132 4.3% 11,295 -14.4%

22
Safety Score: 56.48

Albany, GA

75,357 400 800 3.9% 3,902 -6.4%

23
Safety Score: 56.25

Atlanta, GA

464,710 209 5,203 -8.8% 25,556 -4.3%

24
Safety Score: 54.38

Douglasville, GA

32,912 276 234 22.7% 2,012 -4.5%

25
Safety Score: 25.88

East Point, GA

35,898 232 407 -12.2% 3,816 1.7%


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