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Elizabethton 6th safest city of its size in state

ELIZABETHTON (September 4, 2015) - A national research company, ValuePenguin, whose data is used by such companies as Fox Business, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo Finance, CNBC, USA Today and the Washington Post, has named Elizabethton as the sixth safest city of its size in Tennessee.

The information concerning the safety of 89 Tennessee cities was compiled based on ValuePenguin’s analysis of the most recent FBI Crime Report 2013 crime statistics by city. The cities received a score, ranging from 303 to 6,096, with an average of 1,901.

The company, which specializes in homeowner insurance research, listed the top 5 safest places in Tennessee, as Nolensville, #5; Oakland, #4; Brentwood, #3; Signal Mountain, #2, with Loudon taking the top spot, having had only five violent crimes and 47 property crimes – both the lowest in the state – listed in the 2013 report.

In the rankings, the cities were also analyzed based on population, with Elizabethton compared to other cities in the 10-25,000-population range. Elizabethton placed sixth, with a crime score of 1,559, behind Tullahoma (5), Portland (4), Soddy-Daisy (3), Martin (2) and White House (1)

Elizabethton City Police Chief Greg Workman says he is pleased with the rating and credits the men and women who serve on the city’s force which includes 40 sworn officers.

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