Kathleen Richards, Senior Public Information Officer
Henderson, Nev. – Henderson was ranked 2nd among Nevada’s five safest cities in a new report released this week by SafeWise, a professional review and comparison website for the home security industry.
“Chief of Police LaTesha Watson and the men and women of the Henderson Police Department do an outstanding job of keeping our community secure and that is reflected in our ranking as the 2nd safest city in Nevada,” said Mayor Debra March. “We also receive strong support from our community partnerships that enable residents to help our law enforcement officers as they work to stop crime and safeguard the families that call Henderson home. The City continues to invest in technology to ensure that the Henderson Police Department is able to use the tools available in the digital age to get the job done for our residents and visitors. These are all reasons why Henderson is consistently recognized for being a very safe city.”
Henderson maintains a violent crime rate less than half the national average due to the innovative community policing initiatives and data-driven law enforcement policies that have been implemented by Chief of Police Watson. The Henderson Police Department operates a comprehensive Community Relations Bureau and Citizen Police Academy and also runs a community video surveillance program called C.A.P.T.U.R.E., which brings residents and police officers together to help solve crime.
SafeWise identified the five safest cities in Nevada by reviewing the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics and population data. City rankings were based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) in each city and if there was a tie, on the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft).
About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 310,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY and Liveability.com), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), one of the safest cities in America (Forbes, InsuranceProviders.com, Law Street Media, Movato.com), and a Bicycle Friendly Community (League of American Bicyclists), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who choose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.