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Town of Smyrna Listed as Delaware's Top Ten Safest Cities

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SMYRNA, Del. - One Kent County town has been named one of Delaware's 10 safest cities for the first time.

The Smyrna Police Department announced in a press release Wednesday that the Town of Smyrna has been named one of Delaware's "10 safest cities." 

The town was recently recognized by the Safewise organization for this designation based upon their unique formula, which includes reviewing the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics, along with population data. From there, SafeWise narrows down the list on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes in each city, then calculates the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in  each city. For Smyrna, that calculation resulted in 5.55 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 29.01 property crimes per 1,000 people, putting Smyrna in as number 8 on the ranking. While all of the top ten cities on the list, with the exception of Milton, received a ranking in the past, this is the first time Smyrna made it to the list.

SafeWise is a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness.

The police department said in the released that they are proud and honored to have some of their hard work recognized. "We know that we could not achieve this ranking without the help and support of our residents and visitors," the release said, "The Smyrna Police Department looks forward to continuing our mission of making Smyrna one of the finest places to live and visit.  We hope to maintain and improve our safest cities designation and we thank Safewise for their recognition."

To see the full list of cities, visit  http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-Delaware/.
 

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