Home Security Advisor, an organization that aggregates information about personal safety and security systems, recently named Bluffton the safest city in the state.
"The men and women of the Bluffton Police Department know that each day and with each encounter, they earn this distinction," said Bluffton Police Chief Chris Chapmond. "We are all working together to provide a safe and peaceful place to live and work. Congratulations to Bluffton for being top of this list."
The Home Security Advisor rankings were calculated using the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report results. For purposes of the Top 10 List, Home Security Advisor evaluated cities and towns with a population of 5,000 residents or more for each state. The organization summarized that five out of the top 10 safest cities had fewer than 350 property crimes and fewer than 50 violent crime incidents.
Home Security Advisor listed the top ten safest cities in the state in this order: Bluffton, Mauldin, Hanahan, Mount Pleasant, Fort Mill, Clemson, Tega Cay, Port Royal, Goose Creek and Charleston.
The article and full listing of the Top 10 Safest Cities can be found at thehome securityadvisor.com.