HAMPTON – According to Security Baron, a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security, Hampton is the sixth safest city in the state of Georgia.

Hampton, located in the southwest portion of Henry County, scored a safety score of 82.7. The only cities that ranked higher were Holly Springs, Tyrone, Braselton, Milton and Johns Creek.

According to data from the FBI, Hampton, with a population of 7,623, had a rate of 1.65 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens, as well as a citizen-to-officer ratio of 2.36 per 1,000 people.

According to a release from Security Baron, Hampton has 11.94 property crimes per 1,000 citizens. The city has a median household income of $55,411.

“Theft or violence can occur ‘in the nick of crime’ and no one is immune,” said Gabe Turner of Security Baron in a press release. “Although it is difficult to predict when crime will occur, it is vital to ensure the area you are visiting or moving to is secure and not infamous for any sort of criminal behavior. You can use safety scores and rankings to check.”

McDonough was ranked 30th, with a violent crime rate of 2.97 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens, 28.83 property crimes per 1,000 and a citizen-to-officer ratio of 1.61.

For information about the 50 safest cities in Georgia, along with their safety scores, visit securitybaron.com/safe-cities/georgia.

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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