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Americus officials react to 'most dangerous' ranking

Americus PD Major Herman Lamar Americus PD Major Herman Lamar
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The city of Americus was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in Georgia according to a recent survey, in which the Home Security Shield survey used 2012 numbers from an FBI report.

The rankings were based off of both violent crimes and property crimes in the city limits.

Americus Police say their numbers were messed up in the submission process that year.

"Somehow our burglaries and aggravated assault numbers were doubled during the submission process and we've been working with our vendors and GCIC to get those numbers corrected," said Americus PD Major Herman Lamar.

Major Lamar says citizens were concerned when the initial survey came out, but the worry died down when police explained the error.



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