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Baker listed as 9th safest place to live in Louisiana

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BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

According to OnlyInYourState.com, Baker is the 9th safest place to live in Louisiana.

The website used statistics on crime reports from the FBI for 2013 to create the list of 11.

It's the ninth year that Baker, with a population of 13,888, has been in the top ten, according to Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps. Baker had a 2.23 ratio of violent crimes per 1,000 persons. 

Only one other city with a population of 10,000 or more had a lower rate than Baker: Mandeville. The city on the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain has a population of 12,162 and a 1.9 ratio of violent crimes per 1,000 persons.

Chief Knaps said that he was very proud of the hard work of the officers and citizens of the city.

The largest city on the list was Kenner at No. 11, with a population over 66,000. 

Berwick, a village of 5,000 just outside of Morgan City, was listed as the safest town on the list at No. 4. The town had a .6 ratio of violent crimes per 1,000 persons.

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