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Pullman, Liberty Lake named safest cities in Washington
Pullman, Liberty Lake named safest cities in Washington

Safewise has released a list of the 50 safest cities in Washington with Pullman and Liberty Lake taking top spots. The online security system retailer looked at the 2012 FBI Crime Report as well as independent research to determine which cities were the safest.

Pullman came in at number four on the list. Safewise says community involvement is a big factor and the presence of WSU helps keep crime rates low. According the 2012 FBI Crime Report, the college town has been murder free for seven years. Safewise describes Pullman as a “safe, wholesome community to call home.”

Liberty Lake came in as the 8th safest city in the state. Safewise credits the town’s safety to multiple town celebrations and events that promote interaction and community building. The site also references a lack of arsons and murders according to the FBI Crime Report. Safewise wrote “these neighborly folks still like to have a good time. But law and order don’t take a back seat to the party.”

Most of the cities on the list hail from the west side of the state, but all three of the Tri-Cities. However, the central Washington town of Connell was named the safest city in the state because only six violent crimes were reported in 2012.

Missing from the list? Both Spokane and Seattle.

To view the entire Safewise 50 Safest Cities in Washington list click HERE.

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