Ever wonder which areas in Georgia are the most dangerous? Now, we’re not talking about dangerous because they’re haunted, or there are ghostly apparitions just waiting to let out a blood-curdling scream. We’re talking about the cities and towns in Georgia which are the most crime-ridden statistically. In fact, these findings are in accordance with FBI crime data based on the crimes per 10,000 capita. Here they are without further adieu, the most dangerous places in Georgia.
1. College Park, Georgia
While College Park, Georgia is a more populated area in the state, the unemployment rates and crime rates are fairly high. In fact, College Park was ranked number 1 in violent crime and property crime in the entire state.
2. Douglasville, Georgia
The city of Douglasville is one of the smaller areas on this list, but it still packs a punch in terms of crime. While the cost of living is quite nice, the property crime rate is fairly high coming in a 5th in the state.
3. Sandy Springs, Georgia
A lot of people love to visit Sandy Springs, however the statistics in terms of crime are quite alarming. With over 100 robberies in the past year plus almost 50 assaults, Sandy Springs makes the list of most dangerous places.
4. Tifton, Georgia
Tifton, Georgia may look quaint on the outside, but on the inside, it is pretty even-keeled in terms of crime. With one murder and 115 assaults, no one would guess that Tifton would make this list without knowing the stats.
5. Rome, Georgia
Rome, Georgia comes in a bit later in the list, but still packs a punch in terms of crime statistics. With almost 100 robberies, 125 assaults, and nearly 20 rapes in the past year, Rome tips the scales and can be extremely dangerous.
6. Americus, Georgia
With a name like Americus, you wouldn't normally expect this place to be on the most dangerous list, right? Expect that it ranks 2nd in the state in most violent crimes, with a .014 violent crimes per capita.
7. Cordele, Georgia
Welcome to Cordele, the Watermelon capital. But also, a dangerous place to live statistically. There were 847 property crimes in 2013 alone, making it the 4th highest property crime spot in Georgia.
8. Statesboro, Georgia
Ahh, Statesboro. While the murder rate for the year fell to zero deaths, the assault ranking was through the roof. Statesboro came in with 198 assaults for the year and nearly 50 robberies.
9. Brunswick, Georgia
Brunswick has gotten a lot of flack for being a dangerous spot for singles and people looking to go out and have fun. It most likely is due to the fact that this place ranks fourth worst in violent crimes in the state, clocking in at well over 100 for the year. But at least that is down from 250 from 2011, right?
10. Monroe, Georgia
Monroe actually makes this list ahead of Atlanta, if you can believe that. But it isn't the violent crime rate which leaves it in the top ten, it is the property crime, which ranks it as the number 7th highest in the state.
11. Valdosta, Georgia
Valdosta, Georgia does not statistically have great numbers across the board. 3 murders, 17 rapes, 81 robberies, and 169 assaults for the year. That makes this spot statistically, a very tricky place to live.
12. Griffin, Georgia
While Griffin, Georgia remains off the radar for most, it still makes the list for most dangerous places in Georgia. It ranks 11th in violent crimes and 9th in property crimes, which means statistically it could go either way in Griffin.