Centennial Ranks as Safest City

Published on 04 November 2019

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Centennial has been recognized as the safest city in Colorado and number 43 in the nation by 24/7 Wall Street. No other Colorado cities made the list. The 50 safest U.S. cities were identified by violent crime rates in cities with at least 100,000 people from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. The total number and the rates of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, which are included in the violent crime rate, as well as burglaries, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, which are classified as property crime, also came from the FBI’s report.

According to 24/7 Wall Street, there were only 181 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Centennial. Non-violent crimes like motor vehicle theft and burglary are also not especially common in the city. There were 1,754 property crimes for every 100,000 people in 2018, well below the national property crime rate of 2,200 per 100,000.

“Being a safe community has remained a priority for City Council since Centennial’s incorporation in 2001. We are very appreciative of the continued partnership the City has with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. “On behalf of the City, I would like to thank the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office that risk their lives and do what they do every day to keep use safe.”

Over half of all households in Centennial have an income of over $100,000 a year, well above the median household income of $57,652 nationwide. 24/7 Wall Street reveals that wealthier cities tend to be relatively safe and Centennial is one of the wealthiest in the country.

View the 24/7 Wall Street article.