According to a recent study Greenwood has been selected as the number two safest city in the State of Arkansas. A press release from safewise.com ranked the top 20 safest cities. Greenbrier was at the top of the list followed by Greenwood, Bella Vista and Centerton.

To identify the safest cities in Arkansas, Safewise reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data. Eliminated were all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

Safewise then evaluated the remaining cities and narrowed the list based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field they calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

Greenwood violent crimes per 1,000 was 1.61 and property crimes per 1,000 was 5.91.

The full report can be viewed at www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-arkansas/.