NEWS: Ridgefield Ranked #1 for Safety Nationwide
NeighborhoodScout, a nationwide neighborhood search engine and provider of location based analytics for real-estate investors, mortgage professionals and homebuyers, has just released its 5th annual top 100 safest U.S. cities list for 2016. Topping the list of the Safest City is Ridgefield, Connecticut with a crime index of 97 out of a possible 100.
NeighborhoodScout was able to compile this top 100 list by comparing the safety of cities (of different sizes) across the country by factoring in population – giving a rate for individual types of crime per one thousand residents. Types of crimes taken into consideration for this list include violent and property crimes.
In order to account for as many crimes as possible, NeighborhoodScout factors in data from all 18,000 local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. Many cities are served by more than one agency (municipal police, county sheriff, transit police, etc.). By using this method, NeighborhoodScout is uniquely able to provide the only holistic representation of total crime known to occur within a city or town – not just those reported by a single agency.
NeighborhoodScout’s Top 10 Safest Cities – 2016
. Ridgefield, CT
. Winona, MN
. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
. Franklin, MA
. Bergenfield, NJ
. Lake in the Hills, IL
. Shrewsbury, MA
. Bartlett, IL
. Zionsville, IN
. Aliso Viejo, CA