SafeWise has once again ranked Firestone as one of the top twenty safest cities in Colorado based on its annual review of FBI crime report statistics and population data. Firestone was listed 13th out of twenty in 2016, and moved up in 2017 to a ranking of ninth.
“We are very proud to once again be named. We commend not only our police force and first responders, but also our citizens, for their commitment to keeping Firestone a crime-free community and a great place to live” said Bruce Nickerson, town manager for Firestone,
According to the SafeWise announcement, “Forward-thinking safety measures may be one reason the twenty safest cities in Colorado report an average of less than one violent crime per 1,000 people, according to the FBI’s most recent crime report. That’s one-third of the national rate.
The impressively low crime rate of The Centennial State’s safest cities carried through to property crime, where they cited fewer than seven of these crimes per 1,000 people. Taking a closer look at the FBI report, we were pleased to find that nine cities reported zero motor vehicle thefts. Additionally, over half of the twenty safest cities in Colorado cited fewer than fifty burglaries—which is a good indication that citizens are looking out for one another and reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement.”
For more on the SafeWise report, visit: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-colorado/.