According to a new study, two local cities made the top 25 for safest cities in the state.
Safe Home, a manufacturer of home security systems, based the study on cities with a population of at least 44,000.
Fall River came in at 21st place with a citizen-to-officer ratio of 323 and drops in both violent crimes and property crimes. Property crimes dropped a whopping 19%. The total safety score was 76.49.
Taunton did even better coming in 6th place with a citizen-to-Officer ratio of 480 and drops in both violent crimes and property crimes as well. The total safety score was 86.49. Taunton came in the top 25th percentile in the country.
Newton came in at number one with a safety score of 90.11.
The study looked at several different factors when assigning a Safety Score to a city. First and foremost is the FBI’s latest report of how many and what types of crimes occurred in each city over a single year. The city’s crime trends are also considered; in other words, cities where crime is on the decline are given a higher Safety Score and vice-versa. They also looked at the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population.
Here is the full list:
21. Fall River
For more on the study, go here.