Hopkinton Ranked 3rd Safest Community in Massachusetts

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An organization called Safewise, who works to increase home and community safety released the "Top 20 Safest Cities in Massachusetts for 2018" list and Hopkinton is ranked towards the top of the list.

The organization ranked Hopkinton 3rd on the list behind Franklin and Shrewsbury. On last years list Hopkinton was ranked 5th. Cities and Towns with fewer than 8,000 residents did not qualify for the study. "We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city." Hopkinton was ranked as having only 0.12 violent crimes per 1,000 residents and 3.77 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

The study also indicated that statewide violent crime rate is 20% lower than the national average and property crime rate is 46% lower than the national average.

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