We live in one of the safest large cities in America. And that's not just me reppin' my city. Two independent studies, one by AdvisorSmith and the other by SafeWise, recently reached that conclusion.

AdvisorSmith,a business insurance resource company, ranked El Paso #5 on its “Safest Cities in America” list. The rankings were based on a crime score determined by researching violent and property crime rates of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. using data culled from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program. El Paso averaged 3.7 violent crimes per 1,000 people, and 15.1 property crimes per 1,000 people for a crime score of 49.1.

Months before the above study was published, SafeWise, an online home security and safety advice company, named El Paso the 6th Safest City in America in their findings. Their rankings were also based on crime data disseminated from the most recent FBI crime statistics.

Unlike AdvisorSmith, SafeWise wrote a little something about each city in the Top 10. This is what they said about us:

Despite border and immigration controversies, El Paso preserves its reputation as one of the safest metro cities in the nation. Both violent and property crime rates dropped compared to last year’s rankings. This positive momentum is even more impressive when you consider that El Paso sits below both the nationwide median household income and the average rate of high school graduation.

So, you're saying despite being a mostly poor and uneducated city we don't let poverty and our below average proficiency in math and reading turn us into lawless citizens? Um, thanks?

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