safest-ranking-fixWinona has been awarded the No. 1 spot on SafeWise’s ranking of “30 Safest College Towns in America.” Winona is home to three higher-education institutions including Saint Mary’s. Winona was also named No. 18 on SafeWise’s list of “100 Safest Cities in America.” SafeWise security experts based their rankings on the most recent FBI crime statistics and also identified safety-related programs and initiatives in college cities across the country.

Winona was noted for its low crime rates and community involvement in crime prevention and awareness. The town was also recognized for its commitment to the health and wellness of its community members through various programming, and its colleges were noted for their proactive efforts to keep students safe.