Crime data is collected by the FBI each year based on violent crimes, theft, and property crimes, to name a few. RoadSnacks compiles the top ten most dangerous cities in Georgia every year based on a thorough analysis of the data. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that specific crime statistics are collected in each town in Georgia, even though they might not represent the whole state. FBI crime data based on crimes per 100k citizens in Georgia are the 10 most dangerous places for 2021.
1. College Park
As one of Georgia's most dangerous cities, College Park is located on the south side of Atlanta. The world's busiest airport might be found in College Park, but the city is rife with a crime as well. As Georgia's most violent city, College Park ranks fourth in rapes and second in murders. In 2019, College Park residents reported 212 cases of vehicle theft.
Another of Georgia's most dangerous cities is Americus. This 15,110-person city in Sumter County earned the second-place medal. 127 violent crimes were reported in 2019 in Americus, the state with the highest rate of rape cases.
Albany, Georgia's third-largest city, ranks the third most dangerous city in the Peach State. In 2019, there was a 1 in 94 chance of residents becoming victims of a violent crime - yikes. In Georgia, that is the second-highest rate of violent crime. It's not just attacks that worry people in Albany. A burglary occurs twice a day on average in this city, one of the highest rates in Georgia.
4. Forest Park
The neighborhood of Forest Park, south of Atlanta, is full of crime. In Forest Park, 118 automobiles were stolen in 2019, which is high compared to a city of 20.273 people. As a result, check your produce after a day at the farmer's market to ensure that it hasn't been stolen. In addition to rapes and murders, Forest Park also ranks among the state's top ten in violent crime.
5. Warner Robins
Despite its size and reputation, Warner Robins is one of Georgia's most dangerous cities. Warner Robins ranked third in the state for rape cases in 2019 and seventh in violent crimes in general. The number of burglaries in 2019 was also high, with 626 reported. It's best to bring a friend if you're going for a walk on Wellston Trail due to its high crime rates.
With a population of 34,609, Douglasville is the next place on our list of the country's most dangerous places to live in Georgia. Douglasville's ranking is mainly due to property crimes, with the city experiencing between five and six property crimes per day on average in 2019. We just hope no one robs the local art museum.
Morrow, another city to the south of Atlanta, ranks seventh among the least safe cities in Georgia. Although Morrow has the lowest rate of rape among the communities on our list, it still ranks as Georgia's second most violent city. Additionally, Morrow had the highest rate of theft and property damage in 2019, with residents facing a 1 in 11 risks of having their stuff stolen or damaged. With a crime rate 300% higher than the national average, Morrow also has Georgia's highest overall crime rate.
A community in southwest Georgia known as Bainbridge is ranked eighth in terms of dangerousness. In 2019, there were 100 burglaries reported in Bainbridge, the second-highest rate in Georgia. This is relatively high for a city with just 11,986 residents. Furthermore, there was one larceny case in Bainbridge every day, so after you've had a good day at Silver Lake, don't let anyone take your catch.
Waynesboro has the highest murder rate in Georgia despite its small size - 3 murders were committed in this city of just 5,387 in 2019. Our local history museum should also be protected from burglars since Waynesboro has one of the highest burglary rates in the country.
In addition to being Georgia's fastest-growing city, Clarkston is also one of its most dangerous. The murder rate in Clarkston for 2019 was the third-highest in Georgia, and the overall violent crime rate was the sixth-highest.
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