SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2015 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 2,000 people. Greer ranked #20 on the safest cities list.
“The citizens and law enforcement officers of South Carolina’s 20 safest cities deserve recognition for their crime-fighting efforts. Based on the most current FBI Crime Report, residents of these cities experienced a 50% lower violent crime rate than people living in other Palmetto State communities. Additionally, half of the state’s safest cities cited fewer than 20 total violent crimes from 2014 to 2015,” said SafeWise security analyst, Alexia Chianis.
“No city can be among the safest in the state without the full support and cooperation of its residents,” Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds said. “We place a high priority on community policing and realize the benefits it provides to both our department and our community. So we share this recognition with the citizens who remain aware of their surroundings and neighborhoods and strive to make safety an ongoing goal.”
SafeWise, a community-focused security organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness.