SafeHome’s ‘Safest Cities’ for 2019: Where W. MI ranks

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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Bad news for West Michigan’s largest cities: SafeHome.org has released its list of 101 safest cities in America and no local communities are on it.

The home security firm said it crunched the latest FBI crime statistics as well as census data to come up with the rankings. SafeHome.org said it factored in the number and type of crimes, number of per capita law enforcement officers, population density, population trends, unemployment rate, median income and education level of each community.

The rankings only apply to cities with populations above 50,000 people.

Greenwich, Connecticut took the top spot, followed by Parsippany, New Jersey; Weston, Florida; Ramapo, New York and Middletown Township, New Jersey.

The following Michigan cities made the national list:

  • Rochester Hills (No. 6)
  • West Bloomfield Township (No. 12)
  • Farmington Hills (No. 42)
  • Royal Oak (No. 46)
  • Shelby Township (No. 47)
  • Novi (No. 56)
  • Canton Township (No. 67)
  • St. Clair Shores (No. 84)
  • Sterling Heights (No. 98)

In state rankings, Wyoming was the first West Michigan city mentioned, coming in at No. 17. Kentwood, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek ranked 19th, 20th and 25th in the state, respectively.

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SafeHome.org’s Safest Cities in America

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