Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia’s 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.
The ranking was released Monday in a blog by Carolyn Heneghan, who said residents “will appreciate Richmond Hill’s low crime rates, with only four robberies and no murders reported in 2012.”
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler was unaware of the listing, but said it was great news.
“We’ll have to see if we can move up higher on the list than that, but it does speak a lot about our police department and our quality of life,” he said.
The rankings were restricted to cities with a population of 5,000 or more, which put Pembroke out of the running.
Read more in the Feb. 19 issue of the Bryan County News.