Andover Ranked One Of America’s Safest Communities

Andover Police cruiser (in the snow). Credit: Patch file photo.
Andover Police cruiser (in the snow). Credit: Patch file photo.

The town of Andover is one of the United States’ safest communities, according to NeighborhoodScout.

Andover placed 22 on the list of 100 “Safest Cities 2014.”

NeighborhoodScout scans crime data of communities with over 25,000 people. Crimes can include: burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

According to NeighborhoodScout, the data for this year’s list is fully vetted and complete data that was reported to the FBI in 2012.

A new list will be formed when the 2013 crime stats are finalized by the FBI in the fall of 2014.

In addition to Andover, several Massachusetts communities made the Top 100 list, including:

  • Arlington - 78
  • Melrose - 73
  • Belmont - 67
  • Newton - 60
  • Milton - 52
  • Needham - 26
  • Wellesley - 24
  • Andover - 22
  • Reading - 13
  • Shrewsbury - 10
  • Lexington - 7

And the number 1 safest community in America is also a Massachusetts town: Franklin.

To see the full list of America’s 100 Safest Cities, click here.

Interested in the list of America’s 100 Most Dangerous Cities? Click here.


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