SafeWise recognizes Westfield as one of state’s safest cities

SafeWise recently recognized Westfield as one of Indiana’s safest cities for the third year in a row. According to a press release from the City of Westfield, SafeWise reviewed the 2015 FBI Crime Report statistics and population data to compile the list of safest cities. Cities with less than 4,000 residents were not included. The number of reported violent crimes and property crimes also were used in the evaluations.

Westfield ranked 12th on a list of 20 Indiana cities. Previously, it was ranked 13th. According to the SafeWise study, Westfield had .87 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 11.12 property crimes per 1,000 residents. Fishers ranked ninth and Carmel was sixth.

“Westfield’s public safety officials are some of the most dedicated people I have the honor of working alongside,” Mayor Andy Cook stated. “Coffee with a Cop, the Westfield Citizen’s Academy and the overall emphasis of community involvement by our officers creates the kind of place families want to call home.”

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