Safest-Cities-in-NC-South Lakes

One of the major factors in your decision to relocate to the family friendly community that is South Lakes, the overall safety of you and your children, is supported by the recent poll released by the National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS), which places the town of Fuquay Varina in the top 15 among all municipalities statewide on their 2019 list of the Safest Cities in NC.

The annual poll of Safest Cities in NC is compiled through an in-depth and detailed analysis of all North Carolina cities and towns boasting a population of 10,000 or more people. The experts at the NCHSS then focus on two major categories, violent and non-violent crimes in compiling their results. Violent crimes are defined at the website as being composed of four offenses, murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Being analyzed as non-violent crimes were property crimes or theft-type crimes with no force or threat of harm to the victim.

Fuquay Varina was listed as the 14thof all Safest Cities in NC in this years’ ranking based on a few factors. Its non-violent or “property crime” rate was extremely low as compared to others’ state wide, with an average of just 13.708 per 1,000. Likewise, the town’s violent crime rate also was very low, and well under the national and state average  level at 1.203 per 1000.

At the official site of the NCHSS (alarms.org) it goes into very specific detail in explaining the process in which was used in listing the Safest Cities in NC. “To identify the safest cities in North Carolina,” it reads at alarms.org, “we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. A total of 7,639 cities were factored into this ranking with populations ranging from 7,639 to 4,007,147. However, we eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.”

Continuing in the explanation on how the final rankings for the 2019 Safest Cities in North Carolina ratings were determined , the NCHSS says, “Overall, data from 8,793 law enforcement agencies that represented more 193 million of the US population helped us draw interesting insights between the size of the police force and incidence of crime.”

For more information including a full listing of the 2019 Safest Cities in North Carolina and more detail on the rankings process, visit alarms.org.