Safewise, “the authority on safety and home security news,” has published a new report ranking the safest cities of Washington state, of which – according to Wikipedia – there are 218.
As Safewise puts it, “…there’s more to consider than recreation and geography when you’re looking for a new place to call home – and at the top of that list is the safety and security of your family.”
Excerpt from the article:
Just a 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle is the elegant island community of Bainbridge Island. Known for its top-ranking high school and breathtaking views of the setting sun over Puget Sound, the seventh safest city on our list is the perfect place to find small-town values, cute local boutiques and easy access to bright lights and big city of Seattle. In 2001, the island’s little leaguers made it all the way to the Little League World Series, and the whole city showed their support just as they do for a bevy of annual events like the Harvest Fair, Bainbridge Classic Horse Show and Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival, now in its eighth year.
But this responsible community isn’t just about the fun. There is a bounty of citizen involvement in community services. This includes the Helpline House and police programs that go above and beyond to keep residents safe, like the vacation house check for homes that are left unoccupied for any amount of time. The diligence is making a difference, in a 2013 community survey, 88% of residents said their neighborhoods are safe during the day and 64% felt their neighborhoods remain safe after sundown.