Local township ranks in top 10 safest cities report


Local township ranks in top 10 safest cities report

Local township ranks in top 10 safest cities report

Local township ranks in top 10 safest cities report

Several local communities are among the safest in MI.

Oakland University again ranks among the safest college campuses in the nation according to The National Council for Home Safety and Security. Hamburg Township, South Lyon and Milford all made the list, which named a total of ten communities.

The ranking was created using the most recent data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education. Any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and communities with populations under 10,000 were eliminated. Also factoring into the safety score were violent and property crime rates for the cities in which the schools were located, and the number of law enforcement officers employed by the institution per 1,000 students. The variables were then weighted and assigned a value.

Hamburg Township, a town of 21,714 lodged 14 violent crimes and 80 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants, coming in third place. Milford filled the 9th spot.

The report can be viewed at the link below.