The City of Falls Church ranked 16 out of 30 in a list of the safest cities in Virginia released this week.
Safewise, an organization that covers safety and home security news, used FBI Crime Report data from 2012 along with their own research and analyzed violent crimes including rape, murder and robbery and property crimes including arson, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft in Virginia cities with a popular of 3,000 or more. Falls Church ranked 16th, with the Town of Broadway earning the top overall spot.
From the writeup on Falls Church by Safewise:
“Falls Church is noted as an ethnically diverse, warm and welcoming city that offers boundless volunteer opportunities. From park clean-up days to long-term student mentoring, to special programs like the Neighborhood Tree Program that promotes the planting of trees to improve air quality, reduce summer temperatures and enhance neighborhood curb appeal.
“Initiated by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society nearly 15 years ago, the highly successful Neighborhood Tree Program is run by an ambitious force of citizen volunteers. Dedicated to environmental harmony, Falls Church is honored as the first city in Virginia to be named an EPA Green Power Community. Move to Falls Church and you can say goodbye to those nightmare commutes.
“This safe city is located along the Metro line, and offers easy access to Routes 66 and 50. If Falls Church becomes your new home, you’ll appreciate this printable newcomers’ checklist and knowing that there’s less than 1 in 1,000 chance of violent crime and 16 in 1,000 chance of property crime.”
Other Northern Virginia cities making the list include Vienna at six, Herndon at 15, Fairfax at 18, Warrenton at 20, Alexandria at 21, Leesburg at 24 and Manassas at 28.