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Colonial Beach named fifth safest city in VA

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Safewise recently conducted a study to find the safest cities to live in Virginia. They found 30 cities of which Colonial Beach was ranked number five. Safewise used FBI Crime Report data from 2012 and paired it with their own research to narrow down the options to cities with a population of 3,000 or above. They analyzed the number of violent crimes, consisting of aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery, as well as property crimes, consisting of arson, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. The chance of these crimes happening out of one thousand was calculated in order to compare cities of varying populations. Safewise said their purpose was “to get at the heart of the issue, and give you the information to answer this most important question: “What is the chance of crime happening to me or my loved ones?”

courtesy of colonialbeachva.net

courtesy of colonialbeachva.net

As the fifth safest city in Virginia, Safewise gave the following description for Colonial Beach: