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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Broken Arrow ranks among ‘Safest Cities in America’

City of Broken Arrow

A new report from 24/7 Wall St. has ranked Broken Arrow as the 19th Safest City in America.

In recent years, the incidence of violent crime in Broken Arrow has declined more than in nearly any other city, according to the report. There were just 124 violent crimes reported per 100,000 city residents in 2017, down 19.2 percent from 2016.

“Public safety has always been a priority in the City of Broken Arrow,” said Mayor Craig Thurmond. “Our public safety personnel do a phenomenal job keeping our city safe. Broken Arrow residents also need to be commended for promoting a culture of safety in our community and looking out for neighbors.”

“The Broken Arrow Police Department is proud to be listed among the safest cities in America,” said Broken Arrow Police Chief Brandon Berryhill. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the support from our citizens and City Council. We will continue to strive for the best for our community. Sustained positive community engagement is the hallmark of our success.”

To identify the safest cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime and population statistics for cities with populations of 100,000 or more from the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Report, table 8: “Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by State by City, 2017.” The website calculated the rate of violent crime per 100,000 people.

View the full report at

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