From the December 2006 Sandy Journal:
Sandy City ranks in the top thirty
By Deborah De Vos
Sandy City has been named the 26th safest city in the United States by Morgan Quitno Press, a private research and publishing company based in Kansas.
“Out of 371 cities, we ranked in the top 30,” said Mayor Tom Dolan. “In the 13 years they’ve (Morgan Quitno Press) done this, we’ve always been in the top 50 and we’re moving closer every year to the top 10.”
Based on information provided by cities of 75,000-plus populations reported to and compiled by the FBI, the Morgan Quitno Press annually publishes the rankings in a book.
The FBI collects the previous year’s crime statistics from the police departments in six basic crime categories: murder, aggravated assault, rape, motor vehicle theft, burglary and robbery, releasing the findings in June.
Mission Viejo ranks 4th and Lake Forest 9th in their classification. Of cities 100,00-499,000 in population, Glendale ranks 9th and Provo 10th, interestingly. Check out the results at the Morgan Quitno website.
Mom, I want you to know (in light of our recent conversation) that the timing of finding this article was purely coincidental. :-)