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News Release

Henderson Ranked Among America’s 10 Safest Cities

April 07, 2014



Henderson, Nev. – Henderson is once again ranked among the Top 10 Safest Cities in America in a report released by Movoto Real Estate Blog, a website that provides information and resources to home buyers.

Movoto’s ranking is based on data contained in the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report, which compiles statistics from police departments across the country. The data was condensed into four categories: murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes.

Movoto then looked at the number of crimes per 100,000 people annually, and ranked the nation’s 100 largest cities in each category, with 1 being the safest. Those results were weighted so that murder, violent crimes, and property crimes each comprised 30 percent of the final score and total crimes made up 10 percent.

Movoto noted that “Henderson has all of the benefits of being near the City of Lights, without all of the drawbacks, like noise, pollution, overcrowdedness, and crime.”

Henderson placed fifth in the Top 10 Safest Cities. Irvine, Calif., was ranked first followed by Fremont, Calif., Gilbert, Ariz., and Plano, Texas.

“Delivering programs and services that foster a safe community is essential to achieving our vision to be America’s premier community,” Mayor Andy Hafen said. “Our low crime rate demonstrates that our actions and the police department’s hard work are producing tangible results.”

Henderson has previously been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live by Money magazine in 2012, 2008 and 2006 and was named the Second Safest City in America by Forbes.

“I am proud that Henderson has again been recognized as a safe city,” Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “This recognition is possible because of the dedicated employees of the police department, support from our citizens and commitment from our city leaders.”

The full rankings are available at

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