Bel Aire city leaders are proud to announce the City of Bel Aire was ranked as the #3 safest town in Kansas by SafeWise. This ranking comes just after being ranked the #1 safest small town by Movoto Real Estate.
SafeWise is a community-focused security organization that is the source for everything safety and security. They help citizens compare security providers with home protection, provide security tips and tools, as well as the most recent news in the safety industry.
The SafeWise Report released its “30 Safest Cities in Kansas” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 2,500 people.
They look at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, they calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Kansas, they narrowed the list down to 30 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.