Brier, 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.