According to the seventh annual Most Secure U.S. Places to Live rankings from Farmers Insurance Company, Bellingham ranked third for mid-size cities. This is the 5th year in a row Bellingham has ranked in the top 20 in this study, we’ve moved up from #4 in 2009.
Olympia, Wash., is the most secure mid-size U.S. city, it was also #1 in 2007 and 2008 .
The rankings were compiled by www.bestplaces.net and took into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy and job loss numbers in 379 U.S. cities.