Edmonds makes list of Washington state’s 50 safest cities


safe cityBrier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace were named among the 50 safest cities in Washington State by SafeWise.com, a home security reference and comparison website. Brier landed at No. 13 on list; Edmonds came in at No. 27, while Mountlake Terrace made the list at No. 39.

SafeWise created the list through independent research and an examination of the 2012 FBI Crime Report.

“You will not only find safety in Edmonds, but a community that cares about improving the natural landscape through countless initiatives and sustainability projects,” SafeWise said in its report. “In fact, Edmonds was recognized by the Association of Washington Cities with a Municipal Excellence Award, acknowledging the city’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for its children and grandchildren.”

Topping the list of safest cities in Washington was Connell, a town of 5,300 located in southeastern Washington, 37 miles from Pasco. Other Snohomish County cities to make the list were Mukilteo (16), Mill Creek (17), Lake Stevens (26), Bothell (28), Stanwood (30), Monroe (40) and Marysville (41). You can view the entire list here.


  1. This morning the NIBR report came out by the FBI. One can find this at their website under:

    FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics from the National Incident-Based Reporting System


    The FBI states in their report that not all jurisdictions turn in their reports. This system only reports 33.4 percent nation-wide reporting, and 50 percent of that reporting is from jurisdictions UNDER 10,000 people. The NIBR does not receive information from all law enforcement agencies in the country, so we should not assume too much from this and make sure our LE keeps vigilant for crime and up to date on LE matters and our government here makes sure our streets and sidewalks are safe also. I believe Safewise is a company selling security products.

    Yes, Edmonds is a most grand city, but I am reminded of the preventable death of Mrs. Bonano a couple weeks ago, and how we need to do more to ensure safety for our citizens.




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