Holly Springs Named Safest City in Georgia
The City of Holly Springs has been named the #1 Safest City in Georgia by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This is the third year in a row the City has appeared on the list, coming in at #11 in 2018 and #10 in 2017.
To identify the safest cities in Georgia, the National Council for Home Safety and Security analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics as well as their own population data and internal research. Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent and property crimes per 1,000 people.
Digging a little deeper into the data paints an even more promising picture for residents of Holly Springs. “Even as the population and calls for service have increased, Part 1 crimes continue to drop,” said Chief Mike Carswell. (Part 1 Crimes dropped from 435 to 326 to 298 in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively; calls for service increased from 12,612 in 2016 to 12,939 in 2017 to 17,325 in 2018.)
“I contribute that to the men and women that serve our community day in and day out, as well as the Mayor, Council and staff leadership that continues to prioritize the safety of our residents by allocating the resources needed to grow our department. Since 2016, we have added four officers per year, and currently have 34 sworn officers serving our community.”
Residents can view an interactive crime map of our community anytime by visiting www.hollyspringsga.us/crimemap.