For the second year in a row separate independent researchers named the City of Milton one of the safest cities in Georgia and the United States.
Home security experts Safewise ranked Milton third in its list of the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia with populations over 5,000. The company based the ranking on findings from the FBI’s “Crime in the U.S.” report.
Real estate data resource company NeighborhoodScout.com ranked Milton 46th in its list of 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. with populations over 25,000. NeighborhoodScout.com also used data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Milton was one of just three Georgia cities to make the national list.
Milton’s Human Resources Department won the Small Agency Achievement Award from the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA). According to the group, Milton won the award for its ability to produce a high level of service.
Department Director Sam Trager, who came to Milton in 2009 to shepherd the city from its contract with CH2M HILL OMI to a more traditional model of government, said it was a tremendous honor to be recognized.