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02/22/2015 – SafeWise Names 30 Safest Cities in Alabama with Hamilton Ranked 20th

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HamiltonALHPAlabama – February 18, 2015 – SafeWise.com released its 30 Safest Cities in Alabama Report this week, honoring 30 cities from 18 Alabama Counties.

To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.

“The Safest Cities Report is used by many first-time homebuyers, apartment hunters and travelers to determine the safest places to buy, rent and stay in Alabama, said Elli Bishop, SafeWise press Liaison. “These cities deserve recognition for the efforts of their citizens, police department and local and state government to make Alabama a great place to live.

SafeWise analyzed crimes from Part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR), 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, SafeWise calculated the chances of these crimes happening out of one thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all of the cities in Alabama, SafeWise narrowed the list down to 30 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.
SafeWise.com is a community-focused security organization made up of home security experts with more than 75 years of combined industry experience. SafeWise has been recognized by AngiesList, Apartments.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com and many others as a trusted industry leader in home safety and crime prevention. We pride ourselves on providing communities with hundreds of reviews on a variety of America’s top security providers so that you can find the perfect system for your home and budget.
Thank you so much for your time, and please let me know if you have any further questions or want any additional quotes from SafeWise!
See the full list of Safest Cities Here: http://www.safewise.com/blog/30-safest-cities-alabama/

 

Quotes From Local Alabama Officials:

Centreville

“This ranking is an affirmation that most of our citizens are conservative, law abiding and of good character,” said Centreville Mayor Mark Hobson. “We also have law enforcement officers that do a good job with crime prevention and promote good behavior among our young people. Our local churches have good, active youth programs and our schools are safe learning environments. Centreville is a great place to live and raise a family.”

Daleville

Daleville is a city of opportunities,” said Daleville Police Chief Harvey W. Mathis. “Our citizens and businesses work together with law enforcement to ensure our city is a safe place for families to grow.”

Daphne

“We are very pleased the City of Daphne is the safest in Baldwin County and one of the safest in the state,” said Judson Beedy, of the Daphne Police Department. “The Police Department cannot take all the credit for this honor. This award goes to all of the employees of the City of Daphne and the citizens of our great city. This is a community that works together to be one of the best cities in the state. The Police Department will always strive to be better and hopefully we will be able to improve our ranking in the years to come.”

Hamilton

“It is an honor to be ranked in the top twenty of the safest cities in Alabama!” said Hamilton Mayor Wade Williams. “Hamilton is a great place to live and raise your kids, and I want to thank SafeWise for this recognition.”

Helena

“Our success in maintaining a safe community is not only a result of our Public Safety officials professionalism and hard work, it is also a direct result of the relationships they have built with our citizens and business owners in our community,” said Helena Mayor Mark R. Hall. “The residents of the City of Helena, Alabama are true partners with our law enforcement team and are the primary reason our city is a safe place to live, work, visit and do business. We are very proud of this partnership and all their efforts to ensure a safe and secure community is a reality.”

Hoover

“We are very excited to be named as one of the safest cities in Alabama,” says Hoover Mayor Gary Ivey. “We have an excellent Police Department and our neighborhood watch programs have been very successful throughout Hoover.”

Lewes

“Lewes is a wonderful community with a very active and engaged citizenry,” said Lewes Mayor Ted Becker. “Our residents and the Lewes Police Department have worked well together to insure that our community is safe for residents and visitors alike.”

Luverne

“Mayor Sport and I want everyone to know that the City of Luverne and the Luverne Police Department will gladly be of service, no matter the date or time,” said Luverne Police Chief Paul Allen. “It is our duty to protect and serve and make sure that the “friendliest city of the South” is a safe and happy place for its citizens to reside and businesses to operate. I enjoy being able to assist people and I am proud and thankful on behalf of the city to be selected for this honor.”

Madison

“We are proud and honored to be recognized on this list by the SafeWise Report,” said Captain John Stringer of The Madison Police Department.

Moody

“It’s an honor and a privilege for the City of Moody to be named the ninth safest city in Alabama,” said Chief Thomas Hunt of the Moody Police Department. “I would like to thank the citizens of Moody in helping us reach this goal. Most importantly I would like to thank our Mayor Joe Lee, City Council members and of course our men and women of the Moody Police Department for their hard work and dedication.”

Mountain Brook

“Crime prevention is a very serious topic in the city, and the police emphasize citizen involvement to help prevent crime in order to keep this exclusive city safe for those who live, work and visit here,” said Mountain Brook Mayor, Terry Oden

Red Bay

“For our city to be recognized as one of the safest places in our great state is very special,” said Red Bay Mayor David Tiffin. “I would like to recognize our Council that has striven earnestly to make this happen. Hats off to our police department and its Chief, Janna Jackson.This honor epitomizes the statement, “Red Bay is a great place to worship, play and work.” Certainly our citizens have greatly contributed for our city to be so honored.”

Southside

“I am very proud for Southside to be ranked 3rd in Alabama and the safest in our home county,” said Southside Mayor Wally Burns. “We have an outstanding police force led by Chief Chris Jones, and I am also very proud of our citizens. Without them being the outstanding citizens that they are, this achievement would not be possible. It takes everyone working together for the betterment of our fine community to be where we are today.”

South Kingstown

“The South Kingstown Police Department constantly strives to maintain a safe environment in the fourteen villages of the town,” said South Kingstown Police Chief Vinvent Vespia. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of the men and woman of this police department who maintain the tranquility we all enjoy. It also should be recognized that the police department receives total support from the citizens we serve as well as the Town’s administration both elected and appointed.”

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Written by 49 County News.Net

February 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Posted in Announcements, News

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