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Two eastern cities rank in top "50 Safest Cities in NC"

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WINTERVILLE, N.C. - Two cities in the east are among the top “50 Safest Cities in North Carolina.”

The SafeWise Report, released this week, ranks Winterville the 5th safest city Tarboro the 45th safest cities in the state.

The report is compiled using the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank the cities. SafeWise focuses on violent crimes, as well as property crimes when looking at the FBI data.

After looking at the data, SafeWise calculates the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand, which levels the playing field for cities with varying populations.

In Winterville, 1.15 violent crimes happen per 1,000 people and 1.99 property crimes happen per 1,000 people. In Tarboro, 4.46 violent crimes happen per 1,000 people and 8.83 property crimes happen per 1,000 people.

To see SafeWise’s full list of the top 50 safest cities in NC click here.

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