Home security experts SafeWise ranked Austell 37th in its list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia with populations over 5,000.
The company based the ranking on findings from the FBI's "Crime in the U.S." report.
Auburn, Ga., in Barrow County was ranked No. 1
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Here’s what SafeWise had to say about Austell:
To support the city’s population, the Austell Business Association promotes a positive business environment that provides both networking and promotion opportunities for businesses and fosters community involvement. Further supporting the community, the city offers recreational activities and plenty of green space with six different parks located throughout the city. Austell also supports the I.T. and Lodemia Terrell Community Garden and Education Center, where 24 plots, with more on the way, are currently reserved for floral and vegetation growing purposes.
Safety is another attraction to the city. In 2012, Austell reported no murders, a sign that the area’s homes and citizens are safe. The police department handles not only crimes and investigations but also the city’s emergency 911 operations, which keeps the department linked at all times with what’s going on in the community.