Idaho Falls Citizen Journalism

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Idaho Safewise-Safest Cities has ranked Salmon among the top ten safest cities in the state.

The ranking is based on cites in Idaho that reported fewer than ten crimes per 1,000 people during the last year. A statistic of ten crimes per 1,000 people is 50 percent less than the Idaho average and it’s 70 percent less than the national average. ‘Violent’ and ‘Property’ are the two categories of crime considered in the community safety rankings. Violent crimes are listed as aggravated assault, murder, rape or robbery. Property crimes are identified as burglary, arson, larceny/theft or motor vehicle theft.

Based on the lack of crime numbers, Salmon came in as the 5th safest place to live in Idaho. That is up six positions from its last ranking which was 11th.

Weiser scored the least violent crimes or property crimes per thousand and came in as number one which was a big jump from its previous ranking of fifteenth. 

Rexburg was second on the list followed by Hailey and Heyburn. The rest of the top ten list included Preston as sixth, American Falls seventh, Meridian eighth, St. Anthony ninth and Shelley at tenth place.

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