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Round Rock ranks as one of America’s safest cities
City is 11th safest among U.S. cities population 100,000 or more

CQ Press has released its annual City Crime Rankings, and Round Rock ranks No. 11 among U.S. cities 100,000 population or greater. Round Rock is the second safest city in Texas with a population of 100,000 or greater.

The crime rate rankings are calculated using six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The rankings include all cities of at least 75,000 residents that reported crime data to the FBI in the categories noted for calendar year 2010.

This marks the seventh consecutive year Round Rock has made the list. This year, for cities with at least 75,000 population, Round Rock is the fourth safest in Texas and No. 29 in the country.

“Very few fast-growth communities can maintain such high rankings year after year,” Mayor Alan McGraw said. “Our continued presence on this list reflects the City’s continued emphasis on public safety and the commitment and proficiency of our law officers. Our citizens also deserve recognition for their support and proactive involvement in keeping Round Rock safe.”

Said City Manager Steve Norwood: “Round Rock’s Police Department continues to do outstanding work, and this latest Safe City ranking is testament to the officers on our streets every day, doing all they can to keep this one of the best communities in the country to raise a family and do business.”

In the 2010 City survey of more than 400 residents, 90 percent said they feel “safe” or “very safe” in Round Rock.

“We take our responsibilities seriously, but we could not achieve this success without a supportive community,” Police Chief Tim Ryle said. “We work closely with our residents, businesses, homeowners associations and neighboring law enforcement agencies. We also recognize the vital support we receive from the City Council and the rest of the city organization.”

Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

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