Real estate blog calls Warner Robins dangerous small city

Staff reportMarch 26, 2014 

After looking at crime statistics for 234 small cities nationwide, Movoto Real Estate has ranked Warner Robins the 10th most dangerous of the bunch.

On its blog posted Wednesday, Movoto says Warner Robins had the lowest overall violent crime rank of any city in the top 10 but made up for it in property crimes. While the city was 45th overall in violent crimes, it placed sixth overall for burglaries, thefts and vehicle thefts, with 5,520 property crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012, Movoto says. The data comes from the FBI’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report.

Movoto ranked Warner Robins 23rd in the number of murders per 100,000 residents in 2012. There were six homicides in Warner Robins in 2012, according to Telegraph archives.

The Warner Robins Police Department disagrees with the ranking. “We do not believe that a one-year snapshot of crime statistics is an adequate measurement of how safe a city is,” a statement from the police department says.

The statement goes on to say that the FBI cautions that its statistics should not be used to provide insight into a particular city, county or state, and many variables influence crime.

To produce the rankings, Movoto came up with a list of cities between 50,000 and 75,000 residents and then eliminated ones that did not have available crime data to come up with the overall list of 234 places. Wilmington, Del., placed No. 1 on its list of most dangerous small cities.

In 2013, Movoto named Warner Robins the sixth best city in Georgia.

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