2 of the nation’s safest suburbs are in Metro Atlanta

by Peter Thomas Ricci


Two of the 100 safest suburbs in the nation are located in Metro Atlanta, according to new rankings from NeighborhoodScout.

Basing its analysis on the rate of property and violent crime per 1,000 residents, NeighborhoodScout found that Johns Creek and Milton were the No. 30 and 84 safest suburbs in the U.S., respectively.

And for good reason. Violent crime in Johns Creek and Milton is a minuscule 0.56 and 0.48 per 1,000 residents, while property crime is 7.02 and 10.41 per 1,000; for comparison’s sake, the violent crime rate for all of Georgia is 3.78, while the property crime rate is 30.22.

Below, we have charted out NeighborhoodScout’s data for the two suburbs, including their national ranking, crime rate, and “Crime Index,” which denotes the percent of communities nationwide that the area is safer than (a higher index means a safer area):

Category Johns Creek Milton
National Ranking 30 84
Crime Index* 81 66
Violent Crime* 0.56 0.48
Property Crime* 7.02 10.41
Total Annual Crime* 7.58 10.89
*Crimes are per 1,000 residents

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