we’re number two

Brent Finnegan -- December 11th, 2007

Last year, Farmers Insurance Group rated Harrisonburg the ninth “most secure” out of 138 U.S. cities with fewer than 150,000 people.

Yesterday WHSV reported, “Harrisonburg has been named the second most secure small town in the United States. The rankings were based on crime statistics, extreme weather, life expectancy, and job loss numbers.” The city was granted this status by the insurance group, despite all the gangs and “crime where you live” around here.

Interestingly, the insurance group itself didn’t receive such stellar ratings from J.D. Power and Associates this year. Are these “security ratings” merely a ploy for free publicity?

5 Responses to “we’re number two”

  1. Tim says:

    Despite my lack of trust in any insurance company I think that Harrisonburg probabely is one of the safest small cities.

    If we could just get people to stop walking home from bars we might be number one. Damn citizens legally enjoying their freedom.

  2. JW says:

    Some people in town don’t even know where the house keys might be….

  3. Tim says:

    Some people in town don’t know what std’s their mistresses have…what’s you’re point JW?

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