FARMINGTON NAMED THE 4TH SAFEST CITY IN MINNESOTA
The National Council for Home Safety and Security has recently named Farmington the 4th safest city in Minnesota for 2018 (https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-minnesota-2018/).
To identify the safest cities in Minnesota, they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research. They eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.
The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total due to their severity.
The Farmington Police Department is very proud of this distinction, but we could not have achieved this alone. Farmington’s residents are engaged in our community and help us to do our job. It is a true partnership.