Logansport ranked high in safety

For the fourth consecutive year, Logansport has taken the title of one of Indiana's safest places to live.

Posted: Sep 2, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2019 9:40 AM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) - For the fourth consecutive year, Logansport has taken the title of one of Indiana's safest places to live.

Logansport stands at twenty-one on the list which is put together by Backgroundchecks.org. They gather information that can calculate how much crime is happening in a certain area. Logansport stands at an index of 1.0 %, which means their crime rates are down.
Cities closest in size to Logansport are Shelbyville ranked at number two and Seymour ranked at number twenty-five.

Logansport native, Pearl Parks, said she wasn't too surprised to see their name listed.

"I leave my doors unlocked and it's not like anyone's ever tried to break in or come in unwarranted," said Parks. "So, I feel comfortable with my kids outside and just coming to the park. So, I feel like in bigger cities you may not have that.”

Parks said the city is filled with friendly faces, and there is always someone there to help you out with anything.

"They always have community things going on and last weekend I was a part of something and this weekend I'm a part of something. So, I just like being in my community," stated Parks.

But, not all people living in the city agree it's safe. High schooler, Amare Summers, says he's surprised to hear Logansport is ranked so high.

"It’s safe - but not twenty-first place safe, because you know the drugs, and people getting jumped," said Summers.

In March, the city raised $25,000 which were matched by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to install security cameras on trails throughout its city.

"One of my friends got jumped by a few people and they had one punch him in the back of the head, stole his Beats and his chain," said Summers.

Others living in Logansport, such as Hayli Baugh, say the town has potential, but it still is unsafe at night time.

"I mean it can be nice sometimes, but there are people here who like to cause problems all the time, randomly," stated Baugh.

Logansport Mayor, Dave Kitchell, says they hope to move up in these rankings by next year. Indianapolis ranked last in the survey at number forty-three.

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