Safewise examined the most recent data available (2015) to conclude the "safest" communities in Washington state.

Tri-Cities did well. Pasco rose in rank and was pleased with its progress. West Richland scored 4th, which is REALLY good.

But No. 1 was right here in the Mid Columbia and you'd probably never guess:


That's right, little Mattawa just north of Hanford on the way to Vantage scored the best.

And what's really impressive about that is it's a FAST-GROWING community.

Nice going neighbors!

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