Three cities in western St. Charles County have been recognized in a list of Missouri’s safest cities. The list was posted last week by the online home security and financial website CreditDonkey.com.
The study used FBI data for 2014 for violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crimes (burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson).
In the study of cities with populations of at least 5,000, O’Fallon was rated at #11, with an overall safety score of 3.7.
“O’Fallon’s police department helps to facilitate this through the Citizens Police Academy, Safety Town, and the Explorers programs, all of which encourage citizen-officer interaction,” the website noted.
Wentzville’s safety score of 4.4 put it at #18 on the list. CreditDonkey said, “It’s well-deserving of a spot in the top 20, and we salute the Wentzville Police Department for its contribution to the safe, serene atmosphere that surrounds the city.”
Lake Saint Louis ranked #33, with a safety score of 5.7.
“Living here is like being on vacation every day, and the Lake St. Louis Police Department is dedicated to making your experience as safe as possible,” the site reported.
Also in St. Charles County, the city of St. Peters rated #38 on the list.
In St. Louis County, the city of Ballwin was ranked #2, Glendale #4, Ellisville #5, Town and Country #6, Webster Groves #9, Shrewsbury #10, Creve Coeur #14, Chesterfield #15, Ladue #16, Manchester #17, Eureka #19, Crestwood #25, Kirkwood #26, Clayton #32, Maryland Heights #35, Florissant #37, St. Ann #45, Sunset Hills #49.