Courtesy: City of Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE, Missouri-  Safewise recently announced their list of top 20 safest cities in Missouri.  Waynesville has placed 19th. They were ranked 51st previously.

The company says the top 20 safest cities in Missouri are determined by the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015 and population data. Cities that failed to send a completed annual crime report to the FBI and any city with fewer than 3,000 residents were eliminated from survey data. Remaining cities were ranked based on the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, theft and motor vehicle theft) reported in each city.

Here are the rankings for the top 20:

1. Greenwood ↑

Previous rank: 5

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.08
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.79

2. Cottleville ↔

Previous rank: 2

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.73
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.39

3. Bonne Terre ↓

Previous rank: 1

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.43
Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.66

4. Ballwin

Previous rank: 3

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.29
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.03

5. Portageville ↓

Previous rank: 4

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.61

6. Holts Summit ↑

Previous rank: 8

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.95
Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.69

7. Savannah ↑

Previous rank: 11

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.58
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.17

8. Smithville ↑

Previous rank: 12

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.54
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.59

9. Kearney ↑

Previous rank: 19

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.06
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.08

10. Pleasant Valley ↑

Previous rank: 24

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.32
Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.39

11. Webster Groves ↑

Previous rank: 14

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.99
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.94

12. Vandalia ↑

Previous rank: 73

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.95
Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.49

13. Pleasant Hill ↑

Previous rank: 18

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.36
Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.47

14. O’Fallon ↑

Previous rank: 20

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.65
Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.96

15. Higginsville ↑

Previous rank: 23

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.43
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.71

16. Wright City ↑

Previous rank: 34

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.44
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.37

17. Town and Country ↓

Previous rank: 13

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.27
Property Crimes per 1,000: 13.54

18. Ladue ↑

Previous rank: 22

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.47
Property Crimes per 1,000: 13.50

19. Waynesville ↑

Previous rank: 51

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.64
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.41

20. Willard ↑

Previous rank: 31

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.36
Property Crimes per 1,000: 14.19