A "very low" murder rate was one of the factors that placed the city of Henderson as one of the country's safest cities.
Law Street Media ranked the southern Nevada city No. 6 in a list of safest U.S. cities, based on FBI violent crime data recorded last year.
The city's murder rate of 0.15 per 100,000 people was considered "very low," according to Law Street.
Henderson finished behind Irvine, CA, Gilbert, AZ, Plano, TX, Fremont, CA and Scottsdale, AZ.
"Delivering programs and services that foster a safe community is essential to achieving our vision to be America's premier community," Mayor Andy Hafen said. "Our low crime rate demonstrates that our actions and the police department's hard work are producing tangible results."
The city's police chief attributed the distinction to officers working in the department.
"This recognition is possible because of the dedicated employees of the police department, support from our citizens and commitment from our city leaders," Police Chief Patrick Moers said.
You can view the full rankings at LawStreetMedia.com.
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