The following is a press release from the city of Maple Valley.
The City of Maple Valley ranked No. 11 on the “Washington’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018” list released by SafeWise, described as a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness.
To identify the safest cities in Washington, SafeWise reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics, evaluated the number of reported violent crimes in each city and factored in the number of property crimes.
The calculations are based on a rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city.
SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis said, “In addition to beautiful scenery, a thriving music scene and high quality of life, Washington earns kudos for its low rate of violent crime — which is 23 percent lower than the national average. Among the twenty safest cities in the state, violent crime was even less common. In fact, of these cities, all but three reported less than one violent crime for every 1,000 people.”
Other cities in the area that were ranked include Snoqualmie (1), Sammamish (3), and Issaquah (17).
The full report can be viewed at https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-washington/.