Carmel received the 33rd Safest City in America ranking from NeighborhoodScout. The ranking looks at the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people for cities with more than 25,000 residents. NeighborhoodScout takes raw crime data from all 17,000 law enforcement agencies in America and then uses a relational database to more accurately determine the complete number and types of crimes that truly occur in each city or town.
“We are pleased to be ranked among the safest cities in America. This shows further justification for our ranking by Money Magazine as the #1 Best Place to Live in America. I am proud of our fully accredited Police Department and the dedicated officers and civilians that work hard each day to keep us safe. I think this ranking also reflects well on the efforts of our Crime Watch neighborhoods, the Citizens Police Academy and the Teen Academy. It helps keep our crime rates low when we are served by well-trained officers and when well-informed citizens can provide our officers with important and relevant information about things that look unusual in our neighborhoods. Many times, that information can be used to stop a crime from happening,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.
More information can be found at: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100safest/