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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Waynesville makes list for safest cities in state

  • A study compiling FBI crime data ranked Waynesville to be one of the safest cities in Missouri.
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  • A study compiling FBI crime data ranked Waynesville to be one of the safest cities in Missouri.
    The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in Missouri” report this week and ranked Waynesville the state's 40th safest state.
    SafeWise, a security research company, used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank 146 cities in Missouri, which all have a minimum population of 4,000 people.
    SafeWise focused on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) for their findings.
    SafeWise calculates the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations.
    According to SafeWise, Waynesville passed the entire year of 2012 with no reported incidents of murder or rape.
    Three Springfield-area cities made the list including Battlefield , Willard and Nixa.
    Waynesville was the only city in Pulaski, Laclede and Phelps counties.
    The full list is available here.
    What SafeWise said about Waynesville
    “With Route 66 running right through the middle of town, Waynesville does its best to welcome friends old and new as they pass through town on the historic highway. And it’s not just the residents and businesses that go out of their way to be pleasant; the Waynesville Police Department does a good job as well.
    “Residents are happy and proud of their local police department. For proof, take a look at some of the comments appearing on their Facebook page, like this: “I just had one of the most positive experiences with the police…The Waynesville Police Department truly cares for their community and practices the slogan ‘To protect and serve.’” Waynesville passed the entire year of 2012 with no reported incidents of murder or rape.” -Safewise.com

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