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GENTRY -- The city of Gentry was again named among the 10 safest cities in Arkansas. Gentry was listed at Number 6 in the state in the SafeWise "10 Safest Cities in Arkansas Report" on Nov. 16.

The SafeWise release explains the procedure used for the listing of safe cities.

"To identify the 10 safest cities in Arkansas, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2013, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents, as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI. From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor-vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city."

The top 10 cities were listed as follows:

1. Greenbrier

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00

Property Crimes per 1,000: 1.57

2. Malvern

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.73

Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.46

3. Bella Vista

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.94

Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.82

4. Centerton

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.83

Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.07

5. Greenwood

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 2.06

Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.07

6. Gentry

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.80

Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.38

7. Pea Ridge

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.20

Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.58

8. Corning

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 4.0

Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.29

9. Farmington

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 3.53

Property Crimes per 1,000: 13.48

10. Pottsville

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.96

Property Crimes per 1,000: 15.67

SafeWise is a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness, and preparedness. The SafeWise brand has been recognized by many trusted publications, including Huffington Post, AngiesList, Mashable, and Homes.com, for their efforts to award law enforcement, neighborhood watch, and civic leaders who go the extra mile to keep their neighborhoods safe. Visit the Arkansas Crime Prevention Center for more helpful Arkansas Safety Resources.

General News on 11/25/2015

Print Headline: Gentry listed among 10 safest cities in Arkansas

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