Believe it or not, there are a lot of dangerous places throughout our state of Georgia. While many parts of the state are filled with beauty and wonder, there are some that have been noted as extremely deadly. From intersections to crime-ridden cities, here are the 10 most dangerous, deadly places in the state:
1. The City of Tifton, Georgia
According to FBI statistics, the city of Tifton, Georgia ranks very high on the deadliest places in the state. Why? Because with more than 110 assaults, 50 robberies, and even one murder, it statistically is a very scary spot.
2. The Intersection of Memorial Drive and N Hairston Road, Stone Mountain
This metro intersection in Atlanta tops the list as the most dangerous in the state. There have been the most accidents in one month at this intersection, coming it at a whopping 22.
3. Lake Lanier, Hall County
Although a beautiful spot in the state, Lake Lanier has led to quite a few deaths throughout the last few decades. Between boat accidents and drowning deaths, the toll clocks in at around 19 at the famed vacation destination.
4. Mount Yonah Hiking Trail
While many people in Georgia love to hike, there are certain dangers which accompany the activity. A few years ago, a teenager slipped and fell along the Mount Yonah Hiking Trail, plummeting over 600-feet to her death. Many people have confirmed that Mount Yonah has very steep cliffs and trails, leading to a dangerous vertical drop-off.
5. Tornado Alley in Gainesville
The 1936 tornado in Tupelo-Georgia was one of the deadliest in tornado history. In fact, the worst tornado-caused death toll in a single building was at the Cooper Pants Factory, during this same storm.
6. A Blizzard of Massive Proportions
Twenty-four years ago, Atlanta was slammed by a terrible blizzard. It was a rare storm in 1993 that shocked the city, and became an overnight catastrophe. It quickly became one of the worst storms in the state's history.
7. The City of Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia may be small, but it certainly has a high crime rate. In fact, it is ranked as the second highest city for violent crimes in the state, with 7 murders and more than 100 robberies.
8. The Intersection of Covington Highway and Panola Rd, Lithonia
With almost 20 accidents in one month, this intersection in Lithonia, Georgia is one of the deadliest, and most dangerous in the state. Make sure you follow all traffic laws and keep your eyes peeled when you are crossing through.
9. I-285 — The Deadliest Interstate in the Nation
According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Association, I-285 is the Deadliest Interstate in the country. There were more fatal accidents per mile than any other interstate in 2013.
10. The City of College Park, Georgia
Coming in at almost 300 violent crimes per year, College Park ranks very high as being a dangerous, and potentially deadly city in Georgia. There were 10 murders and more than 150 robberies in the city reported in 2016.
Are there a few other places in Georgia that you feel are the deadliest or most dangerous? Share where they are and why you feel they’re dangerous in the comments!