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Winder Listed in "Safest Cities in Georgia" for 2017

Post Date:02/24/2017 4:55 PM

CITY OF WINDER LISTED IN "SAFEST CITIES IN GEORGIA" FOR 2017

The City of Winder has been listed as one of the Safest Cities in Georgia by The National Council for Home Safety and Security at number 40 in the State of Georgia.

To come up with its list, the Council reviews the most recent statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Report (January - June 2016), along with its own population data and internal research.

Cities with populations under 5,000, and those that failed to submit complete crime reports to the FBI were eliminated from consideration.

Those remaining municipalities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 70 percent of the total (due to their severity) and property crimes accounting for 30 percent. Finally, the Council shifted the decimal point "over a few spots" to show rates per 1,000 people.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a national trade group that provides education and knowledge about the home safety and security industry to consumers.

To see the Top 50 Safest Cities in Georgia 2017, visit https://www.alarms.org/the-safest-cities-in-georgia-2017/

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