Study says Senoia, PTC rank low in burglaries


A nationwide report on burglaries by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) showed that properties in Peachtree City and Senoia ranked in the top 10 cities in Georgia for the lowest odds on being burglarized.

Peachtree City has an estimated population of more than 35,000., based on FBI data, noted that the city ranked No. 4 in the state in terms of the odds against being burglarized. Those odds were one in 1,296.

A city of approximately 4,000 residents, Senoia ranked No. 8, with the odds placed at one in 964, according to the 2014 FBI report “Crime in the United States.”

The report said Peachtree City in 2014 had 19.15 police officers per 10,000 population while Senoia had 41.5 officers.

Nationwide, FBI said an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes and estimated 8,277,829 property crimes were reported by law enforcement.

Financial losses suffered by victims of those crimes nationally totaled approximately $14.3 billion. Larceny-theft accounted for 70.8 percent of all property crimes reported while burglaries accounted for 20.9 percent, FBI said.