According to CQ Press' annual "City Crime Rankings 2010-2011: Crime in Metropolitan America" report, Centennial was the 23rd safest nationwide and tops in Colorado. Centennial says it's the sixth straight year it was rated the safest city in Colorado.
"I am proud that Centennial has once again made the list as the safest city in Colorado. Thank you to our Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for continuing to keep all of us safe," Mayor Cathy Noon stated in a release announcing the rankings. "I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a great community."
The safest city in the country was Colonie, New York.
The ratings were determined based on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft statistics. Cities had to have at least 75,000 residents to be considered.
According to the report, Arvada was the next-safest in Colorado at 65th safest in the country, followed by Longmont (72), Boulder (105), Westminster (107), Thornton (138), Fort Collins (141), Greeley (154), Lakewood (211), Colorado Springs (226), Aurora (230), and Denver (260).
The report lists St. Louis, Missouri as the 400th safest city in the country, which was last on the list.
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