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Auburn named Georgia's safest city

1:07 PM, Feb 18, 2014   |    comments
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(WXIA) -- A small town on the Barrow-Gwinnett border has been named the safest city in Georgia.

Auburn tops SafeWise's latest list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia.

SafeWise used FBI crime data and its own private research to compile the ranking. It cited Auburn's mere 76 crimes in 2012 -- none of which were murder, arson, rape or robbery -- for its standing.

"What's most impressive to me about a state like Georgia is the collective dedication to both personal and community safety," SafeWise security analyst Carolyn Heneghan said in a release. "Of the 50 cities we recognized, it's not just the small towns, but the bigger cities too, that all take part in keeping themselves, their neighbors and their children safe."

Metro Atlanta fared very well on the list, with 9 of the top 10 located within easy driving distance of the state capital.

Georgia's safest cities include:

1. Auburn
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Holly Springs
5. Peachtree City
6. McRae
7. Tyrone
8. Braselton
9. Jefferson
10. Kennesaw

See the complete list at safewise.com.

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