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City deemed among ‘safest cities’

O’Fallon’s reputation as a safe city was recently bolstered by the Nov. 30 release of the 25 Safest Cities in Missouri Report for 2015.

Compiled by analysts with SafeWise, a home security industry broker, the report ranked O’Fallon among Missouri’s safest cities. With a population of 84,000, O’Fallon also is the only city with a population of over 50,000 to be included in the listing.

To determine its ranking of safest cities, SafeWise reviewed FBI Crime Report data from 2013, the most recent statistics  available. Considering only cities with a minimum population of 3,000, SafeWise took into account the number of reported violent crimes [aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery] along with property crimes [burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft], and then calculated the probability of these crimes occurring per 1,000 people.

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