Peachtree City among safest cities in Georgia
March 12, 2014 by Richard
Peachtree City has been ranked fifth in a list of the state’s safest places, with its small town charm and friendly neighborhood feel commended.
The ranking, by www.safewise.com, is a sure cause for celebration. The data used to decide the city’s place in the poll comes from a number of sources, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A raft of poster printing by the city authorities to announce the news would not come as a surprise, and print shops will no doubt be ready to help.
The data, which comes from 2012, considered the year’s crime rate in the city. The report from SafeWise was complimentary about Peachtree City’s record. In that year, the city had just six robberies and just seven aggravated assaults. The report said:
“Despite its larger population of about 35,000, Peachtree City manages to retain a small town charm about it, particularly in its friendly neighborhoods and community participation.”
It was also ranked as the 86th safest place for cities with populations of 25,000 or over in the entire U.S. The separate research, by www.neighborhoodscout.com, puts PTC ahead of 64 percent of all other large US cities.
Talking about the findings, the PTC Police Chief, H.C. ‘Skip’ Clark, said they were a result of the community coming together, reporting suspect activity by individuals and not accepting crime.