Representative Mike Sparks presented the City of La Vergne with a special resolution, recognizing the city as the 10th safest city in the state of Tennessee.
The House of Representatives 110th General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 703 to mark the city’s achievement. On Tuesday, March 6th, Rep. Mike Sparks, along with Senator Bill Ketron, presented the resolution to Mayor Waldron at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting at City Hall.
The study conducted by Safe Home, a security system ranting company, ranked La Vergne in the number 10 spot with a Safety Score of 81.61.
Safe Home used a variety of factors to determine the rankings. They only considered cities with a population of at least 30,000 and utilized FBI and Census data for city statistics. They used a specific data-weighted formula to calculate the safety score by looking at various crime rates and city statistics, such as murder rates, citizen to officer ratios, and education level.
Smyrna and Murfreesboro also made the list. They were ranked 11th and 15th with Safety Scores of 75.86 and 71.83, respectively.
The top 5 cities include Brentwood in Williamson County (Safety Score: 89.06), Spring Hill in Williamson County (Safety Score: 86.8) Germantown in Shelby County (Safety Score:,86.71) Gallatin in Sumner County (Safety Score: 85.77) and Collierville in Shelby County (Safety Score: 84.87).
For the full list and for more on their ranking process, click here.
La Vergne was also named one of the safest cities in the state for 2018 recently by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The city was once again ranked higher than both Smyrna and Murfreesboro, which were also listed. Click here for more information on that study.