City of Broken Arrow Ranks Among Safest in America

Broken Arrow has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the country by 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet.

In the organization’s most recent report, BA comes in at number 19 on the list of the nation’s top 20 safest cities. It is the only Oklahoma location on the list.

In recent years, the incidence of violent crime in Broken Arrow has declined more than in nearly any other city, according to the report. There were 124 violent crimes reported per 100,000 city residents in 2017, down 19.2 percent from 2016.

“The Broken Arrow Police Department is proud to be listed among the safest cities in America,” said Police Chief Brandon Berryhill. “This wouldn’t have been possible without support from our citizens and City Council. We will continue to strive for the best for our community. Sustained positive community engagement is the hallmark of our success.”

To identify the safest cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime and population statistics for cities with populations of 100,000 or more from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The website calculated the rate of violent crime per 100,000 people.

According to the report, the safest city in America is Irvine, California followed by Murrieta, California, Gilbert, Arizona, Surprise, Arizona and Naperville, Illinois.

Updated 01-18-2019

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