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Carrollton Named One of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas

Post Date:11/07/2013 7:15 AM

Carrollton Named One of the 50 Safest Cities in Texas

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2013

Carrollton, TX – SafeWise, which provides research and reviews on home security systems and community safety initiatives, has included the City of Carrollton on its list of the Top 50 safest cities in Texas for 2013.

Safewise logoThe group looked at all cities in Texas with more than 20,000 residents and paired it with data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. report as well as its own research that looked at unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented by cities and municipalities.

“Public safety is the most important service provided to the citizens by the City, and we will continue to innovate and improve to keep our citizens safe,” said City of Carrollton Mayor Matthew Marchant.

“Our focus is to make Carrollton a safe place to live, work, and visit. The men and women who serve this community do so with pride because we can see the results of our efforts,” commented City of Carrollton Police Chief Rex Redden.
Safewise write-up for Carrollton: “Diverse, cultured, and booming are just three words that describe Carrollton, Texas. Located in the hub of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Carrollton is not only an energetic residential community, it’s a flourishing business community as well. In fact, over 5,000 businesses call Carrollton home. Newcomers will be welcomed into a community that’s well educated.”
The report continues, “Over 34 percent of Carrollton residents have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, and those who want to continue their education will be glad to know that the city is conveniently located within 30 minutes of most colleges and universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With more than 1200 acres of parkland, more than 50 lakes and 100 public and private golf courses within a 100-mile radius, Carrollton is a recreation mecca. All this, plus the fact that the FBI’s Crime Report notes Carrollton’s relatively low crime rate very likely contributed to it being named by Forbes magazine as number 12 on its list of America’s Best Places to Move.”

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