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Sandy Springs Among the Top 20 Safest Cities in America

Sandy Springs is the only city in Georgia to crack the top 50, according to 24/7 Wall Street.

Sandy Springs is “one of the safest in the country”.

Sandy Springs, which was incorporated as a city in 2005, has come in at No. 17 among the safest cities to reside in the United States. The report compared FBI data in 294 cities with populations of at least 100,000. The findings also note that many of the cities on the list had high levels of economic prosperity and rapid growth, among which includes valuable real estate and land.

National crime rates in a decline.

Here’s how Sandy Springs ranked according to the report:

2018 violent crime rate: 117.8 per 100,000 people

2018 homicides: 2

Poverty rate: 11.2%

2018 unemployment rate: 3.1%

“While in Atlanta there were 769 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents in 2018 — more than twice the national violent crime rate — Sandy Springs is one of the safest cities in the country,” the report claims. “In 2018, there were just 118 reported murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 residents in Sandy Springs.”

The national crime rate was 369 reported incidents per 100,000 people in 2018, which is the lowest reported crime rate in nearly three decades.