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Local City Considered One of the Safest in Missouri
CARL JUNCTION, MO.--- The list was complied based on the FBI'S 2012 crime statistics, the number of violent crimes reported, property crime, and population. The Safewise Report says Carl Junction was completely free of murder, rape, and robbery reports in 2012. Residents believe it has a lot to do with neighbors helping neighbors.
"Neighbors looked out for each other and each other's kids. It's just been a good area," said Sandra Lawver, long-time Carl Junction resident.
"I think that we're small enough that people still try to look out for the neighbors to make sure that, you know, nothing bad is happening or if they do see something, they feel that they can report it to our police department," said Maribeth Matney, City Clerk.
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