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Plum listed 6th in national rankings of safest cities

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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
 

Plum is a safe place to live, according to a national ranking firm.

NeighborhoodScout, a neighborhood search engine designed for homebuyers, movers and anyone seeking to find neighborhoods that match custom search criteria, ranked the borough sixth in the top 100 safest cities in America.

The firm compiled crime statistics in cities with 25,000 or more people. Crimes included burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Plum Mayor Richard Hrivnak congratulated the police department on the designation.

“The police department is doing a fine job in our community,” Hrivnak said.

The ranking also is good news for the Plum Chamber of Commerce that formed nearly three years ago and has about 100 members.

“Hopefully it is an attraction for businesses that are up in the air about whether to move here and a reaffirmation for businesses that have been here for awhile,” said chamber President Christopher Zozula.

Karen Zapf is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8753, or kzapf@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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