North Augusta one of state’s safest cities

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Star file photo The Greeneway was one attraction highlighted by safewise.com in its 40 Safest Cities in South Carolina post. North Augusta was 37th on the list.

North Augusta is one of the 40 Safest Cities in South Carolina, according to a study by www.safewise.com.

The study, which used information from the FBI Crime Report, ranks North Augusta as the 37th safest city, saying “North Augusta is a quaint community that’s built on heritage, character and progress.”

According to the research done by safewise.com, North Augusta has 2.13 violent crimes per 1,000 and 40.81 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Safewise.com described the city to be “safe and fitness focused.”

“North Augusta is also prepared to keep your families active and healthy,” the report stated. “The Greeneway Trail is one way it does so. The 7-mile paved trail skirts an abandoned railroad right of way, and offers a variety of lovely landscape for leisurely bike rides, Sunday strolls or weekday workouts. The nearly 100,000-square-foot Riverview Park Activities Center is another way North Augusta encourages family fitness.

“Incredibly affordable dues give your loved ones access to this state of the arts facility that includes an indoor walking/jogging track that overlooks Riverview Park and the Savannah River.”

To make the 40 Safest Cities list, cities needed a population of more than 2,000 as of 2012 and to meet criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics from 2012.

Tega Cay, Edgefield, Mount Pleasant, Ninety Six and Landrum were the top five safest cities in South Carolina, according to safewise.com.

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