Peachtree City, which just last month announced it had received a nod from Bloomburg’s Businessweek.com as the best place to raise children in the country, is getting another accolade: According to NeighborhoodScout.com, Peachtree City is ranked 63rd among the safest cities in America.
The site ranked cities with a population of 25,000 or more, basing their findings on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. The chances of becoming a victim in Peachtree City, according to the site, is one in 4,345; the same comparison for the state of Georgia overall is oen in 268.
Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. Data used for the research was the total crimes reported to the FBI and the population of each city. The city population data used by NeighborhoodScout.com is the latest available directly from the U.S. Census Bureau at the time of the analysis- 2011 for this report. The 2012 data is not yet available from the FBI. The only other Georgia cities on the list are Johns Creek (14th) and Milton (39th).