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The National Council for Home Safety and Security has just released a study that reveals the safest cities in the United States. The City of Jasper is ranked as the 5th safest in the state of Indiana.

The study was completed primarily to highlight the cities that have had the least amount of violent and non-violent crimes per population, while also bringing awareness to the cities that are more likely to have crime per capita.

Indiana, for example, has property crime rates that are nearly 30% lower than the national average. However, as the data shows, there are often vast differences from one city (or state) to the next.

The study shows Jasper with a crime rate of 0.013 per 1000. Violent crimes 2.247 per 1000, and a property crime rate of 10.272 per 1000.

Indiana communities ranked ahead of Jasper include Crown Point, St. John, Carmel and Dyer. Carmel is an Indianapolis suburb while the other three communities ahead of Jasper are located in the state’s northwest region.

The only other southern Indiana community ranked in the top 10 is Bedford at number 8.

To see the exact ranking of your city within your state and the many other details the study uncovered, click through to the study at

Many people choose their next destination based on cost, geography, city size, and other variables, yet they neglect to consider how safe that destination is — especially in relation to other nearby cities, the state itself, or the nation as a whole.

Findings were achieved by examining data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting tool and combining it with their internal population research.

Additionally, while the study is replete with cities and data, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has discarded two segments from the study: cities with a population under 10,000, and cities that failed to submit complete crime reports to the FBI.

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