Montgomery Ranked Among Safest Cities in the NationPosted on March 18, 2019
SafeWise has announced the release of its fifth Annual 100 Safest Cities in America Report for 2019 and Montgomery has once again made the list.
Montgomery Township ranked an impressive 69th throughout the entire United States. Montgomery had a violent-crime rate of 0.253 and 4.345 property crimes per 1,000 people for 2017, the latest year for which crime statistics were available for evaluation. This is the fourth time out of five possible years when Montgomery has made this national list, having also been ranked in the top 100 in 2015, 2016, and 2018.
Mayor Sadaf Jaffer commented, “We are very privileged to live in a safe community as illustrated by these recent SafeWise rankings. I’m proud of the positive impact that our Township administration and the Montgomery Police Department make on our safety and quality of life. I’m also heartened to learn that the crime rate throughout the United States continues to fall.”
Montgomery Twp. Police Director Tom Wain stated, “We are aware that there are many different factors that come into play which result in Montgomery being ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in America. All of us within the Montgomery Police Department are very proud of the role we play in keeping Montgomery a safe and desirable place to live.”
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“The 100 safest cities in America are shining examples of America’s overall decreasing crime rates,” says Rebecca Edwards, Senior Security Writer and Safety Expert for SafeWise.
“Even though the news and social media represent a never-ending onslaught of scary stories about crime and violence, the country is actually at a much better place than we were 20 years ago.”
“And the cities we’ve recognized have violent crime rates and property crime rates that are well below national averages—violent crime in these cities is 22.5 times lower and property crime is nearly four times less common.”
100 Safest Cities Methodology
To identify the 100 safest cities in the country, SafeWise analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data for 2017 (the most recent year for which data was available). Analysts excluded towns with populations below 2,500 because those are considered rural by census definitions. The population threshold was set at 15,000 this year based on the median population after those towns were excluded. Cities that fell below that threshold were excluded, along with cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.