Mukilteo ranked 9th safest place to live
The city of Mukilteo was ranked ninth safest place in Washington by Movoto, a real estate research website.
The Movoto Real Estate Blog recently posted its ranking of the 10 Safest Places in Washington. Bloggers looked at 74 cities and towns with a populations over 10,000 and then ranked them based on FBI crime statistics from 2012.
After conducting an analysis, bloggers determined that Sammamish is the safest place in the Evergreen State with a population of more than 10,000. The cities of Kenmore and Camas tied for seventh place.
The following is what the blog had to say about Mukilteo, in ninth place:
“Mukilteo previously made our 10 Safest Places in Washington for a number of reasons, one of which was its low crime rate.
“This city did particularly well when it came to its low total number of crimes, just 1,916 per 100,000 for the entire year of 2012. To break that down a bit further, the city saw 1,834 property crimes and 82 violent crimes per 100,000 people, none of which were murders.”
The top 10 includes:
1. City of Sammamish
2. City of Snoqualmie
3. City of Bainbridge Island
4. City of Mercer Island
5. City of Pullman
6. City of West Richland
7. City of Kenmore (tie)
7. City of Camas (tie)
9. City of Mukilteo
10. City of Maple Valley
Movoto is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, California. Its blog has been recognized for its unique approach to city-based research by major news organizations, such as Forbes and U.S. News.
The blog has been analyzing safety in all 50 states, the most recent being Washington.
Bloggers analyzed each place in terms of statistics on: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and vehicle theft.
Each place was given a ranking of 1 to 74 in murders, violent crimes, property crimes, and total crimes per 100,000 with one being safest.
These four rankings were then weighted so that murders, violent crimes, and property crimes each accounted for 30 percent of the overall score, while total crimes made up 10 percent.
The weighted rankings were averaged into one overall score, with the lower the score, the safer the place.
See the reasons why each city made the top 10 at http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/safest-places-in-washington/.
-Edited by Beacon staff