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December 21, 2014

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Henderson ranked again as one of America’s safest cities

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In this June 2010 photo, parents and children enjoy the splash pad at Paseo Vista Park in Henderson.

Henderson was once again named one of the top 10 safest cities, according to a report by Movoto Real Estate.

Henderson was ranked as the fifth-safest city, based on crime data contained in the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report. A Movoto real estate blog noted Henderson’s low crime rate and proximity to the attractions of Las Vegas.

“Delivering programs and services that foster a safe community is essential to achieving our vision to be America’s premier community,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said in a news release today. “Our low crime rate demonstrates that our actions and the police department’s hard work are producing tangible results.”

Movoto rated the nation’s 100 largest cities, based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The report took into account murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes, Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said.

Irvine, Calif., was named the safest city, followed by Fremont, Calif.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Plano, Texas; and Henderson.

Henderson was named one of America’s best places to live by Money magazine in 2012, 2008 and 2006, and was named the second-safest city in America by Forbes, Richards noted.

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