Fruita named one of the safest Colorado cities

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FRUITA, Colo. (KJCT)-- A newly released report claims Fruita is one of the safest cities in Colorado.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security's annual report ranked Fruita as the tenth safest city in the state. This ranking is out of 41 cities in Colorado. In 2019, there were 30 violent crimes out of the 247 crimes committed in Fruita.

"Everybody's really committed to creating the environment that we have here in Fruita. It's pretty wonderful," said Sgt. John Coughran, Fruita Police.

The report is based on each city's per-capita crime data. According to the report, Colorado saw an 8.2 percent increase in violent crime, making the state the second highest increase in the country.

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