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SafeWise, a company that sells home security systems, has compiled 2012 FBI crime reporting data to create a list of the Safest Cities in Kentucky, and out of 144 cities with a population over 3000, Columbia ranked 10th safest for occurrences of violent and property crimes. Notably, there were no reports of murder or arson in the city of Columbia in all of 2012. The Top Ten communities of its 50 Safest Cities in Kentucky are, listed with permission of source:
  1. Prospect, in Oldham County<.li>
  2. Greenville, in Muhlenberg County
  3. Hodgenville, in LaRue County
  4. Villa Hills, in Kenton County, KY
  5. Scottsville, in Allen County
  6. West Liberty, in Morgan County
  7. Flatwoods, in Greenup County
  8. Providence, in Webster County
  9. Lawrenceburg, in Anderson County
  10. Columbia, in Adair County
Nearby Glasgow, in Barren County, also made the top 50 list, at No. 32. See the complete list. Source:

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CM Photo Used with Columbia, 10th Safest KY City designation

2014-06-05 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo CM photo by Pen Waggener; Graphics used this CM photo by Pen Waggener with the listing of Columbia as the 10th safest city in Kentucky. The citation reads, in part:"With a reputation as the Gem of Kentucky, Columbia exudes a college town atmosphere (Lindsey Wilson College) nestled in vibrant rural surroundings including the area's picturesque lakes. The city offers everything you could want in a small community, from friendly, tight-knit neighborhoods and a low crime rate (no murders or arsons reported in 2012) to family events such as Renaissance Columbia 'Downtown Days,' Mark Twain Marching Band Festival, the 4th of July Celebration, and the Adair County Fair. For those who like to get involved in their community, Columbia offers a number of local organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Jaycees, Columbia Choral Society, Columbia Woman's Club, and many more.
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