A new list has been compiled of the safest cities in Washington, and the best of the bunch in these parts is, hands down, West Richland.

Oak Harbor in the Puget Sound area earned top honors as safest in the Evergreen State, but West Richland came in second place out of the fifty safest cities in Washington.

Alarms.org crunched FBI crime statistics data to compile its list based on property and violent crimes and found that Washington’s crime situation is a bit unusual: the state boasts a violent crime rate considerably below the national average, yet has a significant property crime issue, mainly in Seattle and its other large cities.

Nevertheless, Washington is home to a handful of cities where neither violent nor property crime are a significant issue.

Captain Thomas Grego with the West Richland Police Department said, “It goes back to the community involvement, officers are very proactive, and the connection that we have with the community is a huge part of the success.”

Other cities around our area making the list, include Grandview making the top ten at number 10, Sunnyside ranks 17th safest, Pasco at 26th, Richland checks in at number 31, Kennewick is 38th and Walla Walla was 41st.

Yakima is not in the top 50.

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