Sunday, November 21, 2010

El Paso safest large city: De verdad?? From the El Paso

By Diana Valdez-Washington, El Paso Times

El Paso is the safest city for in the nation for a city its size, according to the just-released CQ Press Safest Cities rankings.
This is the first time El Paso was ranked at the top of the yearly Safest Cities report. Since 1997, El Paso had ranked as second or third safest city by the independent study.
CQ Press named Honolulu as second safest and New York City as third safest city in the nation. Austin was No. 6 and Fort Worth was No. 10, the only other Texas cities to make the top ten.
Chief Greg Allen credited the achievement to community policing efforts and partnerships the El Paso Police Department developed with residents, other law enforcement agencies, city departments and civic groups.
He said the hard work and dedication of all El Paso Police Department employees also contributed to the success.
CQ Press is an independent research firm that conducts safety studies of cities, metropolitan areas, and states.
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Diana Washington Valdez may be reached at; 546-6140.


  1. I was so going to write about this and glad you did. I was a little surprised but not if you really think about it. Same for Laredo - I feel much safer here than i ever did in my hometown.

  2. Now we have to make sure the rest of the state/country know that Laredo ain't that bad. I guess that's where AB Barrera comes in, I dunno. I read in La Sanbe that St. Louis was voted the most dangerous- much to their chagrin.