Flowery Branch and Braselton have been named to SafeWise’s “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” list.
Flowery Branch checked in at No. 9 and Braselton at No. 16. Jefferson also made the list at No. 22.
The group reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. “Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system,” according to a SafeWise press release.
The evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, the list also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft). The study calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.