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Report Announces the 30 Safest Cities in Virginia


The SafeWise Report has released its "30 Safest Cities in Virginia" report.

To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, all with populations of at least 3,000 people.


They look at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).

From there, they calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Virginia, they narrowed the list down to 30 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI's UCR report.

"Virginia proves that cities of all sizes can be safe when the government and citizenry work in tandem," SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis said.

"Many of Virginia's safe communities enjoy a rich history that is not only being preserved, but also celebrated in a number of innovative ways. As a result, many communities are infused with tourism dollars, and residents enjoy a supreme sense of pride."

1. Broadway

2. Poquoson

3. Purcellville

4. Berryville

5. Colonial Beach

6. Vienna

7. Blacksburg

8. Lexington

9. Smithfield

10. Strasburg

11. Dumfries

12. Bridgewater

13. Manassas Park

14. West Point

15. Herndon

16. Falls Church

17. Williamsburg

18. Fairfax

19. Wytheville

20. Warrenton

21. Alexandria

22. Salem

23. Harrisonburg

24. Leesburg

25. Staunton

26. Altavista

27. Clifton Forge

28. Manassas

29. Wise

30. Covington


To see the full report, click HERE.


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