These Massachusetts Cities Are Among America's Safest!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 North Shore

By: Alexander Newman

Neighborhood Scout recently ranked the 100 safest cities in the country in 2017.

MASSACHUSETTS – The website Neighborhood Scout recently released its list of the "100 Safest Cities in America" for 2017, and 21 Massachusetts communities made the cut.

The site ranked cities with populations of 25,000 or more based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, and are based on the total number of crimes reported to the FBI and the population of each city.

According to Neighborhood Scout, the statewide rate of violent crime per 1,000 residents is 3.91, slightly above the national median of 3.8. The rate of property crime per 1,000 residents is 16.91, well below the national median of 24.9.

Below are the 21 highest-ranked Massachusetts cities among the 100 safest (national ranking is in parenthesis). Click here for the complete national list.

--North Andover (97)
--Walpole (96)
--Amherst (94)
--Peabody (92)
--Melrose (86)
--Beverly (78)
--Wellesley (67)
--Newton (66)
--Arlington (65)
--Gloucester (62)
--Wakefield (58)
--Milton (55)
--Plymouth (48)
--Andover (44)
--Billerica (27)
--Needham (16)
--Belmont (15)
--Marshfield (14)
--Reading (10)
--Lexington (8)
--Franklin (4)

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