James Rada, Jr.
Thurmont recently received recognition from Safewise as the ninth safest city in Maryland.

Safewise looks at the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics and population of cities with more than 3,000 residents. They look at violent crime and property crime that occurs per 1,000 residents.

According to Safewise, Thurmont has .46 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 11.76 property crimes per 1,000 residents. It is the only city in Frederick County to make the top ten.

“We don’t depend on county or state for police, and I think it shows in how safe our streets are,” said Mayor John A. Kinnaird.

The safest cities in Maryland are: 1. Brentwood (Prince Georges); 2. Sykesville (Carroll); 3. Manchester (Carroll); 4. Smithsburg (Washington); 5. Boonsboro (Washington); 6. Ocean Pines (Worcester); 7. Hampstead (Carroll); 8. Taneytown (Carroll); 9. Thurmont (Frederick); and 10. Glenarden (Prince Georges).

While still in the top ten, Thurmont has tumbled a few spots from its number two position in 2013

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