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How safe are you?

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - LawStreetMedia.com has released a compilation of crime data ranking the safest, and most dangerous cities in the nation.

The statistics, gleaned from FBI data, measure the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people, in 2012.

Alaska was the most violent state, followed by New Mexico, Nevada, Tennessee, and Louisiana.  Georgia ranked 21st.

See the nationwide listing HERE.

Within Georgia, three cities ranked in the top ten. These were Albany third, Macon seventh, and Columbus ninth, and Statesboro 18th. 

Generally, South Georgia is safer than north Georgia.

City
Rank
Violent Crime
Population
Murders
Atlanta
1
1223.23
451020
84
East Point
2
1161.12
36172
12
Albany
3
968.14
77365
8
Marietta
4
764.10
58893
5
Rome
5
684.25
36098
2
Douglasville
6
679.49
31347
1
Macon
7
639.42
91177
18
Warner Robins
8
508.28
71614
4
Columbus
9
508.04
201165
22
Carrollton
10
492.77
25164
1
(Source: Law Street)

See Georgia's chart HERE

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