Sammamish Ranks as the Fourth Safest City in America

Sammamish Ranks as the Fourth Safest City in America

Not that we are surprised in the least, but Sammamish recently ranked 4th in NeighborhoodScout's list of Safest Cities in America! Just another reason why the town is a great place to settle down...

NeighborhoodScout compared the safety of cities across the country of different sizes by factoring in population — giving you a rate for individual types of crime per thousand residents. As opposed to our most dangerous cities ranking, which is based on violent crimes – what makes cities really dangerous - this ranking is about safety from all crimes. Here cities are ranked by overall crime rate, which includes both violent and property crimes.

What makes NeighborhoodScout’s analysis more comprehensive than others is the fact that we take into account all 17,000 law enforcement agencies in America for each city with a population more than 25,000. Many cities across the country are served by more than one agency: they include municipal police, county sheriff, transit police, campus police, public school police, park and port police, tribal police, and more. By using this unique method, we’re able to provide an accurate and holistic representation of total crime known to occur within a city or town - not just those reported by a single agency.

Read the entire article on NeighborhoodScout's website