The City of Folkston was recently ranked number 43 of Georgia’s 50 safest cities according to SafeWise, an online resource offering safety solutions information, and recommendations for your home and community. 

The company uses FBI crime statistics and US Census population data to rank the safest cities in each state in the U.S. The company also includes demographic information and the results of its proprietary State of Safety research study.

At the time of the research, Folkston’s population was at 4,664 with a medium income of $33,218.00. The violent crime rate was recorded at 3.6, 3.3, 2.2 per 1,000 incidents from 2020, 2019 and 2018. Property crime incidents were recorded at 21.0, 17.1 and 19.3 in 2020, 2019 and 2018.

Brasleton claimed the top spot with violent crime numbers at 0.1, 1.1, 1.1 and property crime numbers coming in at 5.6, 8.7, 8.6. Folkston’s neighboring city of Waycross was ranked at 102. Kingsland was not included in the list as it was either below the population threshold or the city did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.