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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Siloam Springs Makes Top Ten Safest Cities in Arkansas

Arkansas Safest Cities

The National Council for Home Safety and Security announced their list for safest cities in Arkansas. Siloam Springs was listed as the 8th safest city in Arkansas. To see the full list visit https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-arkansas-2018/


Methodology:

To identify the safest cities in Arkansas, The National Council for Home Safety and Security reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with thier own population data and internal research. They eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes. 



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