Pasco is the third safest city in the state,according to a new survey released by, Kennewick and Richland are in the top seven.

The website utilizes a variety of crime data, and concluded that Pasco is Number 3 in Washington state.

Here is a sample of the cities listed:

  • Sammamish #1
  • Kirkland #2
  • Pasco #3
  • Richland #5
  • Kennewick #7
  • Yakima #21
  • Spokane #25

Pasco city officials say it's the latest good news in a long history of decades of work to decrease crime rates. They say they've dropped 80% since the late 1980's.

Cities had to have a population of at least 46,000 to qualify for the study.

To see more details and other cities, click here.

Which cities were deemed most 'dangerous?'  According to FBI crime data, Tukwila and Tacoma top the list.

Bill Stevenson, Townsquare Media
Bill Stevenson, Townsquare Media

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