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Hiram Named One of Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities

The City of Hiram has topped an annual rankings list for being one of the safest cities in the Peach State.

The 5th annual ‘Safest Cities Report’ from Safewise was recently released, detailing the 50 safest cities in Georgia. The 2019 report added 11 new cities to Georgia’s safest this year, highlighting that 78% of last year’s cities once again made the cut.

Compiling FBI crime data, population thresholds, reported violent crimes, property crimes, and public survey responses, the organization tallied safety on a per-1,000 person basis.

Coming in at No. 46 was Paulding County’s City of Hiram, GA. This is the first time the city has been named to the list.





The Top 10 cities are as follows:

  1. Senoia
  2. Summerville
  3. Milton
  4. Flowery Branch
  5. Johns Creek
  6. Peachtree City
  7. Alpharetta
  8. Grovetown
  9. Byron
  10. Glennville

Safewise also reports that “Georgia’s overall crime rates are higher than the national average. The violent crime rate is 4.77, barely higher than the national rate of 4.49. But the property crime rate is 10 points higher at 37.57 incidents per 1,000, compared to 27.11 nationally.”

You can see the full list here. The methodology of the findings is available here.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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