Connell named safest city in Washington

SAFEWISE REPORT NEWS RELEASE -- The SafeWise Report released its "50 Safest Cities in Washington" list this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012, population, and other ranking factors, like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. From the hundreds of cities in Washington, we narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned rankings according to how the city met our criteria.

"It's great to know the Pacific Northwest offers so many safe communities and breathtaking scenery," SafeWise security analyst Rebecca Edwards said. "With low crime rates and an abundance of community pride, these Washington cities know how to take care of their own."

See the full list, here.