Buena Vista and Lexington among top 5 safest cities in Virginia

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BUENA VISTA, Va. (WDBJ7) A new study of the safest cities in Virginia shows two in our area.

Buena Vista came in as the third safest place to be in the study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, and Lexington came in fifth.

“It just shows the type of environment that we live in, that we’re very fortunate to have," Lt. Randy Chittum of the Buena Vista Police said. "It’s also something that the police department’s very proud of. We take our pride in our enforcement as well as our patrols throughout the city.”

The top town in the study was Bridgewater, up near Harrisonburg.