Tucked away in the Connecticut River Valley, Suffield was free from reported robberies, rapes, murders, and arsons in 2012. But the ideal location and outstanding record for keeping residents safe aren’t the only things this safe city has going for it.
Suffield is home to 11 places listed on the National Register of Historic Places including the Alexander King House that dates back to 1764 and Hilltop Farm, a working farm that has been bearing fruit since the early 1900s. By all accounts Suffield is a friendly community where families are able to grow and thrive in safe, beautiful surroundings.
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.25
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.29
The SafeWise Report released its “25 Safest Cities in Connecticut” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.
We look at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, we calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Connecticut, we narrowed the list down to 25 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.
“Of the 25 cities selected for our list, there are only four that reported 10 or more violent crimes in 2012,” SafeWise security analyst Rebecca Edwards said. “These close-knit Connecticut communities should be proud of the great job they’re doing to keep residents and visitors safe.”
See the full list, here: http://www.safewise.com/blog/25-safest-cities-Connecticut/
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