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El Paso named safest city of its size for fourth straight year

By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas For the fourth year in a row, the city of El Paso is considered to be the safest city of its size, police said.

The CQ Press announced that El Paso has the lowest crime ranking of U.S. cities with a population of 500,000 or more.

"The fact El Paso has been able to maintain its status as the lowest crime ranking city is truly amazing and is a measurable result of the great cooperation between the residents of El Paso and their police department," said Chief of Police Greg Allen.

Police said criminologists and sociologist theorized that socioeconomic factors influence crime, and that lower socioeconomic populations may resort to crime to survive.

This table, provided by the police department, shows how El Paso compares with the other top 10 cities on CQ Press' list in areas traditionally thought to affect crime:



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