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City of Maple Valley ranked No. 7 on LawnStarter safest cities in Washington State

Post Date:02/13/2020 12:27 PM

Maple Valley, Wash. – February 13, 2020 – The City of Maple Valley ranked the 7th safest city in the state on the “Washington Safety: Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in Washington State” list released by LawnStarter.com.

To identify the safest cities in Washington, LawnStarter reviewed the FBI crime report statistics. The FBI collects data on arson, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, and robbery. Using those eight metrics, LawnStarter weighted each crime based on the average amount of jail time per crime, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s most current “Time Served in State Prison” report. The longer the average sentence, the greater the weight given the crime. Crimes were then separated into two categories: violent crime and property crime. Each city’s weighted average across all metrics was calculated to determine the overall “Danger Index” score. The lower the number, the safer the community.

Other cities that were ranked include Sammamish (1), Oak Harbor (2), and Camas (3). The full report can be viewed at https://www.lawnstarter.com/blog/safest-states/washington-safety-safest-and-most-dangerous-cities-in-washington/

For more information, contact Jennifer Cusmir, Communication Specialist, 425-413-8800.

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