FBI ranks Brunswick 7th most dangerous metro area in Georgia

BRUNSWICK, Ga – Brunswick has landed on the FBI’s top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia. The agency releases crime data collected based on crime.

The city of Brunswick is home to nearly 17,000 people and attracts visitors from around the country to see its Victorian-era homes. Brunswick is also the second-largest urban area on Georgia’s coast.

Here are the 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia in 2018, according to the most recent FBI statistics:

  1. East Point
  2. College Park
  3. Eastman
  4. Americus
  5. Hapeville
  6. Albany
  7. Brunswick
  8. Griffin
  9. Dublin
  10. Warner Robins

According to the FBI data, the Brunswick metropolitan statistic area, which includes Brantley, Glynn and McIntosh Counties, was the seventh most dangerous city in Georgia. With 433 violent crimes, including seven murders, the bureau ranks the area very high when it comes to violent crime. It says property crimes were at an all-time high as well.

The violent crime category includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft.

East Point, an Atlanta suburb, was ranked the most dangerous city in the state. No. 2 is College Park, also just south of Atlanta and home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Despite the individual citie statistics, overall crime in Georgia has been dropping since 2016 and the crime rate in the state is lower than the average in the United States.

Find data on Florida here. The FBI discourages ranking locations or making comparisons as a way of measuring law enforcement effectiveness citing, crime is a sociological phenomenon influenced by a variety of factors.

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