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2 Northeast Arkansas Cities Named Among Saftest In the State

Dec 2, 2016

Walnut Ridge and Corning are among Arkansas's top 20 safest cities.

In an annual report released Tuesday on Safewise.com, Corning was ranked number 14 with about 4 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and around 17 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

Walnut Ridge came in at number 16 with 3 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and nearly 20 property crimes per 1,000 residents. 

SafeWise analyst Caoline Maurer told the NEA Report that majority of the 20 cities on the list were also on the list last year.  Greenbrier remained as Arkansas' safest city for its second consecutive year.

The rankings on the SafeWise report are based on the most recent 2014 FBI Crime Report Statistics for cities with over 3,000 residents.  

The report has been featured in The Huffington Post and Angie's List.