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Report: 23 New England Cities Among 100 Safest in Country

Five local communities made the Top 10

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    Report: 23 New England Cities Among 100 Safest in Country
    SafeWise
    SafeWise ranked the 100 safest cities in America.

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    A new report by home security company SafeWise ranks 23 New England municipalities among the 100 safest in the nation. Five local communities made the Top 10.

    Here are the New England municipalities that made the cut, and where they fall on the list:

    • 4. Ridgefield, Connecticut
    • 6. Wayland, Massachusetts
    • 7. Norfolk, Massachusetts
    • 9. Clinton, Massachusetts
    • 10. Weston, Connecticut
    • 13. Darien, Connecticut
    • 16. Duxbury, Massachusetts
    • 18. Sharon, Massachusetts
    • 23. Newtown, Connecticut
    • 43. Norton, Massachusetts
    • 45. Sudbury, Massachusetts
    • 51. Franklin, Massachusetts
    • 55. Medfield, Massachusetts
    • 56. Weston, Massachusetts
    • 57. Bedford, Massachusetts
    • 64. Westford, Massachusetts
    • 67. Holden, Massachusetts
    • 73. Wilton, Connecticut
    • 78. Hopkinton, Massachusetts
    • 81. Madison, Connecticut
    • 83. Holliston, Massachusetts
    • 84. New Canaan, Connecticut
    • 95. Suffield, Connecticut

    The rankings derive from recent FBI crime statistics. Only American muncipalities with more than 10,000 residents were considered.

    SafeWise noted that "Newtown was unfortunately thrust into the national spotlight" in 2012 when a gunman shot and killed 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but considered the tragedy an exception to the rule.

    According to SafeWise, FBI data from the 10 years prior to the shooting and from 2013 indicate "very little violent crime occurred in Newtown."