Jefferson City Rated as Safe City
"City Crime Rankings" ranks Jefferson City the 23rd safest city in the U.S.
"I think the city has quite a bit going for it in regard to being a safe place," said Randy Allen of the Chamber of Commerce. "You know, it has good people, people willing to look out for their neighbors. We have good law enforcement here, and I think our courts do a very good job of punishing people when they do commit crime."
Researchers used FBI figures from last year. The safest city award is based on a city's rate for basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
"We're only a small portion of the community we serve," said Police Capt. Michael Smith. "Jefferson City is a very conservative city. They take a very active role in what is going on here."
Jefferson City became eligible for the safest city award this year when its population passed 75,000. Two other Missouri cities also made the safe city list: Columbia at #49 and Kansas City at #65.