Camas and Washougal recognized as safe cities
Camas and Washougal are among the safest cities in Washington, according to a recent report.
Camas ranked 18th out of the 50 cities that made the list, while Washougal ranked 22nd.
According to SafeWise’s research, the chance of becoming a victim of crime in Camas is one in 1,659, a stark contrast to the state odds of one in 338.
“Camas police consider their values and methods to be ‘old fashioned,’ explaining that officers ‘like to communicate with people face-to-face when possible’ and ‘that the best results are achieved when we work cooperatively with our citizens,’” the report states.
Washougal was highlighted for its laid-back atmosphere and proximity to the Columbia River Gorge.
“A growing suburb of Portland, Washougal is currently experiencing a revival of its downtown district and offers a safe place for families seeking a sense of community, rich history and incomparable recreation,” states the report.