Residents of West Pelzer can sleep easy at night. According to a study and interactive crime map released by ConsumerAffairs.com, West Pelzer was recently named one of the safest cities in the nation. According to the FBI’s annual report Crime in the United States, there were more than 8.27 million property crimes in 2014 costing victims approximately $14.3 billion.
Even though the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.3% in 2014 compared to 2013, those numbers are pretty alarming. Here’s the bright side – ConsumerAffairs.com analyzed FBI and Census Bureau data to create an interactive map displaying the safest cities in the United States, and their analysis showed that West Pelzer was 1st in state for lowest burglary odds.
The free interactive crime map, available exclusively at https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/aaa_alarm_systems.html#safest-cities-burgchance-sc-west-pelzer, combines crime data from the FBI and population data from the Census Bureau to rank every city in the continental U.S. according to five criteria: burglary odds, change in burglary rate, number of police officers per capita, overall crime rate, and number of crimes/day.
“Consumers have the right to make informed decisions about how they spend their money,” said Zac Carman, CEO of ConsumerAffairs. “According to the FBI, around 400,000 burglaries occur in the United States during the months of November and December each year, a huge increase over the rest of the year. This tool provides consumers with the information they need about crime in their area to make better decisions about how they protect their homes and the people they love.”
Listed among the top 600 websites in the United States, ConsumerAffairs.com offers free resources, news and tools for more than 8 million visitors each month. A leader in consumer advocacy, ConsumerAffairs has been featured in a number of prominent media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Forbes and AARP. For more information, visit www.ConsumerAffairs.com or contact Natalie Donohue at (918) 236-6032.