Safest city in Stanislaus? Newman by a far sight, new crime report says.

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Newman not only is the safest city in Stanislaus County, it’s among the 20 safest in all the state, according to a new report.

Security Baron, a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of home security, property security, cybersecurity and more, used FBI crime-reporting data from 2016-17 to rank 300 California cities. It considered rates for homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, vehicle theft and arson. It also factored in the number of police officers per 1,000 people.

The report includes 300 cities, and Newman is the only one in Stanislaus County to be in even the top 150. Oakdale ranks 151st, Ceres 241st, Turlock 242nd, and Modesto 277th.

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