Mesquite Local News
A new report, just published by SafeWise, lists the five safest cities in Nevada for 2018. SafeWise is an online safety resource that regularly releases “Safest Cities” reports, and other reports on a variety of safety topics to raise awareness about the state of safety in our country. The data they use for their reports comes from the most recent FBI crime report.
Mesquite Nevada is currently ranked on their report as the #1 safest city in the state of Nevada. Just as exciting is Mesquite has reported up to 83% less violent crime than the state average.
SafeWise also builds their evaluation based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. They also factor in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, they calculate the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.
Regarding the new crime report, Chief Troy Tanner stated; “Our police department is full of excellent officers who are proactively working every day and night protecting our community. I attribute our high solve rate to their dedication to each crime we investigate and call for service we respond to. We also greatly appreciate our mayor and city council who has allowed us to maintain our needed staffing levels. Our staffing levels allow us to quickly respond to crimes in progress or calls for service which in turn, makes it possible for the officers and detectives to quickly solve crimes.” Chief Tanner added, “We love the support our community gives us. We participate in multiple large community events each year which I feel nurtures a strong relationship between the Mesquite Police Department and our community.”