SafeWise, which provides research and reviews on home security systems and community safety initiatives, has named Mansfield to its list of safest cities in Texas for 2016.
Mansfield ranked 34th on the SafeWise list of the Top 50 safest cities in Texas. The group looked at all cities in Texas with more than 10,000 residents and paired it with data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2013 Crime in the U.S. report as well as its own research that looked at unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented by cities and municipalities.
This is the third time Mansfield has made the SafeWise list. The city was ranked 39th in the spring 2015 list.
Most of the Texas’ safest cities of 2016 are making at least their second appearance on the list officials from SafeWise said. The cities were then analyzed based on FBI crime reports and those reporting fewer than 20 incidents of violent crime on average were included. Cities with fewer than 10,000 residents were eliminated.
“We’re pleased to see Mansfield is still on the SafeWise list even as more cities are being analyzed and included in the data collected,” said Mayor David Cook. “The City Council appreciates the hard work of our city management and especially the men and women in our public safety division who take to our streets each and every day with the safety of our residents as their primary goal.”
“Public safety continues to be a priority for our City Council and for our organization,” said City Manager Clayton Chandler. “Having a safe community is a key element for the quality of life we enjoy in Mansfield and it is one of the reasons we are considered of the best places to live in America.”
Utah-based SafeWise is a community-focused security organization committed to increasing safety education, awareness and preparedness. They serve as an independent resource on community safety, providing reviews on security providers, research on community public safety initiatives and tips and tools to help individuals make homes and communities safer.
The City of Mansfield, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas, with a population of more than 67,000. The city was ranked by Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in America in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014.
For the complete list, visit http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-Texas-2016/.