Poway remains safest city in San Diego County

Poway - The City in the Country

Poway – The City in the Country

The City of Poway, known as “The City in the Country” has again been named the safest city in San Diego County according to an article in the Poway News Chieftain and new crime statistics that were released Thursday.

The city’s “FBI Index Crime Rate” for the 12-month period ending June 30 was 14.43 crimes per 1,000 residents, according to figures compiled by the San Diego Association of Government. While that number was up 4 percent from 2011-12, it was the lowest of any incorporated city in the county, including the eight others that, like Poway, contract with the sheriff’s department for law enforcement services. The San Marcos rate of 18.67 crimes per 1,000 placed second in the county, behind Poway. National City had the highest crime rate, 39.68. The City of San Diego’s rate was 27.67. Three unincorporated areas of the county had lower crime rates: 4S Ranch (9.94), Ramona (10.77) and Fallbrook (14.15). The 4S Ranch number remained low despite a 55 percent increase in crimes in that community. Ramona’s rate dropped a county-leading 47 percent during the 12-month period ending on June 30.

With this new crime report and the award winning Poway Unified School District, Poway continues to be an ever popular community to reside.

See more of the Poway News Chieftain article by Steve Dreyer here