SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Vermont for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Vermont continues its safety streak to remain one of the safest states in the nation. The Green Mountain State beats national rates for both violent and property crime. Vermont comes in with 2.07 violent crimes per 1,000, half the national rate of 4.49. And the safest cities did even better—each of them saw fewer than 1.50 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens.
The strong safety record continues when you look at property crimes across the state. Vermont had 19.89 incidents per 1,000, compared to 27.11 nationwide. The state’s safest cities were all below both national and state property crime rates.
Find out if your little piece of Vermont is part of the state’s safest places to live.
70% of this year’s cities are repeats—Shelburne and Middlebury traded places this year to make Shelburne number one, with only one violent crime reported.
There were no murders reported among the safest cities, and only three cities had any motor vehicle theft or arson.
Each safest city reported 25 or fewer total violent crimes, with 80% reporting 10 or fewer.
Property crime was under 18 incidents per 1,000 in every city.
Digital security is Vermont’s most concerning issue, as reported on our State of Safety study. In the past year, 28% reported a personal experience with digital security (versus 24% nationwide).
The top violent crime concern is robbery, but half the safest cities reported zero robberies. The biggest number reported was five each in Colchester and Essex.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
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