Johns Creek is the safest city in Georgia, according to a national research company, and not far behind are Milton (No. 2), Alpharetta (No. 5), Roswell (No. 8) and Sandy Springs (No. 9).

ValuePenguin is a company that does in-depth research in a variety of areas to help people making major financial decisions, including where to live in Georgia. ValuePenguin co-founder Brian Quinn said the company sourced its data from 2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation crime statistics by city, which provides the most recent data available.

The raw data report included violent crimes (murder/manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson) from all law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program.