Clermont Ranks Among Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020
CLERMONT (April 10, 2020) – The City of Clermont has ranked among Florida’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020.
Clermont climbed 17 spots from last year, coming in at 41 out of 142 cities who made SafeWise’s median population threshold for the 2020 study and proving safer than over two-thirds of those cities. Clermont’s violent crime rate was reported at 1.6 per 1,000 people, which is under half the rate of the state (3.8) and nation (3.7).
“The Clermont Police Department works diligently every day to keep our community safe, and we continue to see positive results,” Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said. “This good news comes during a challenging time as we face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’d like to remind our community that our officers are committed to their safety. Together, we will get through this.”
The Clermont Police Department has seen positive results in reducing crime by instituting the law enforcement models of community policing and intelligence-led policing, along with crime prevention and awareness.
The City of Clermont's relatively low crime rate continues to be among the reasons people are attracted to Clermont to live, work and play.
SafeWise, a resource for home safety and security information, utilized FBI crime statistics and U.S Census Bureau population data for its safest cities study. View the report at https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-florida/.
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