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Study ranks Fountain 15th safest CO city


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 9:41am

A recent report ranked Fountain the 15th safest city out of 41 cities studied in Colorado.

The report only looked at cities with a minimum population of 10,000 and which had submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The nearby cities of Colorado Springs and Pueblo came in at No. 31 and No. 41, respectively.

Key findings include Fountain’s significantly lower rate of crimes-per-capita – 24.76 crimes per 1,000 residents versus the state average of 32.91 – despite lower police staffing levels (1.88 officers per 1,000 residents versus 2.37 state average). 

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