It is our position that Carmel and Fishers should be commended for being recognized among the Top 100 Safest Cities in America. The ranking, compiled by NeighborhoodScout, looks at the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people for cities with more than 25,000 residents. NeighborhoodScout collects 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.
The mayors of both cities give credit to their police departments and the dedicated officers and civilians that work hard each day to keep the communities safe. The efforts of Crime Watch neighborhoods, the Citizens Police Academy and the Teen Academy are also credited with helping keep crime rates low in Carmel. Zionsville is not to be overlooked, as the city scores a safety index rating of 94 out of 100.
A big thank you goes out to law enforcement officials and the citizens of these great communities for making them among the best places to live in America. Safe haven communities are becoming a rarity, and we are lucky to be living among the few.