News Release: City of Imperial Named Safest City in California

California Safest Cities

IMPERIAL, CA: The SafeWise Report Announces the 50 Safest Cities in California and Imperial is once again #1! This is the second year in a row that SafeWise has named Imperial as being the #1 Safest City to live, work and play.  SafeWise is the second, independent agency to name Imperial as the safest city in California. In February of 2017 the National Council of Home Safety and Security awarded Imperial with the same honor.

Deputy Chief Leonard J. Barra said, “The Imperial Police Department will never stop fighting the good fight. We will continue to keep the citizens of Imperial safe as that is our top priority.  We would like to thank the men and women who risk their lives every day in trying to meet this goal. This recognition should not only be shared with the Imperial Police Department, but also with the citizens of Imperial who get involved in keeping our community safe.  The City of Imperial is a great example of what can happen when law enforcement and the community work together to meet a goal through communication, respect, and setting priorities.”   

The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in California” report on June 5, 2017. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2015 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 10,000 people.

“California’s fifty safest cities boast exceptionally low property crime rates, too. For instance, approximately half of these cities reported fewer than 100 burglaries, and only one city on our list reported more than ten arsons, said SafeWise security analyst Rebecca Edwards. “We were impressed to find that all but eleven of the cities on this year’s list also appeared on our list last year, which indicates these cities are committed to long-term crime prevention.”

The City of Imperial is one of those repeat cities that appeared on the 2016 SafeWise list. For the second year in a row, Imperial has been named the #1 Safest City to live, work and play.

See the full list, here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-california/

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Please refer all media calls regarding this release to Alexis Chalupnik, Public Information Officer for the City of Imperial, at (760) 355-4373, (760) 457-5702 or email achalupnik@cityofimperial.org

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