Safe Wise Names Hopkinton One Of The Top 10 Safest Cities in MA

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SafeWise.com combined data from the most recent FBI Crime Reports with our own research to create a list of the safest communities in Massachusetts.

"To develop this comprehensive list of the 50 safest cities to call home in Massachusetts, we matched our independent research with the most recent FBI Crime Report. To be included on our list, a city had to have a population of over 10,000 as of 2012 and needed to meet criteria regarding both violent and property crimes, according to FBI statistics from 2012. We analyzed the number of Violent Crimes, consisting of aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery, as well as Property Crimes, consisting of arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Then we calculated the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000, to give each city an equal opportunity of making the list despite its population."

Hopkinton was named the 9th safest city in Massachusetts. Here is what the site wrote about Hopkinton;

"Famous as the starting point for the Boston Marathon, the safe community of Hopkinton is strategically located at the intersection of routes 90 and 495. Live in Hopkinton and you’ll enjoy a convenient commute to Boston, quality schools and stores where the owner knows you by name. You’ll also find a variety of stunning neighborhoods, and a handful of historic districts. Hopkinton Center Historic District and Cedar Swamp Archaeological District are bursting with historic properties. If you’re looking for recreation, you’ve found it. Hopkinton boasts a plethora of natural resources, including a bird sanctuary, and a well managed trail system that’s perfect for a family hike or exciting mountain bike ride. Thanks to Hopkinton’s trio of lakes, water recreation is a popular pastime. You won’t live in Hopkinton long before you realize why “Boston Magazine” honored it as one of the best places to live in the state."

The site also mentioned that Violent Crimes per 1000 was .13 and Property Crimes per 1000 was 6.18

Top 10 Safest Cities
10) Duxbury
9) Hopkinton
8) Bedford
7) Holden
6) Clinton
5) Norfolk
4) Franklin
3) Weston
2) Wayland
1) Sudbury

To see the complete list and for more information: http://www.safewise.com/blog/50-safest-cities-massachusetts/