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Petal once again near the top as safest city


 Once again Petal has ranked near the top by another organization as one of the safest cities in Mississippi.

Safewise Community Outreach has ranked Petal number-two only behind Newton. Earlier this year Movoto and Safe Choice Security had the city ranked number-one. 
Safewise said they use a different methodology to get their rankings than the other two-organizations. They used the 2012 crime report from the FBI coupled with their own careful research and trimmed down the list to cities with 2000 cities or more. They looked at both violent and property crimes, then calculated the chance of the crimes happening out of 1000 in order to create a level playing field.

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