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Royal Oak Named One Of America’s Safest Cities

By |2017-08-31T09:00:00-04:00August 31st, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|


Photo courtesy of Victoria Mitchell, C & G News

Oakland County is the safest county in Michigan, according to Six Oakland County communities made the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s website top 100 safest cities.
The list, according to a Patch article looks at violent crime and property crime per 100,000 residents, among other factors. According to the FBI, violent crime has been decreasing over the past 10 years — some 16.5 percent from 2006 to 2015 — while property crime rates continue to gradually fall by about 2 percent per year. reports that police have improved their methods for monitoring troubled areas and having more outreach. “These methods help to prevent crime and encourage people to work to become model citizens,” the website says in introducing its list.
Here’s a look at the Oakland County communities on the safest cities 2017 list:
Waterford Township (58) – 139 violent crimes per 100,000; 1,286 property crimes per 100,000
Novi (48) – 52 violent crimes per 100,000; 1,286 property crimes per 100,000
Farmington Hills (44) – 92 violent crimes per 100,000; 1,142 property crimes per 100,000
Royal Oak (38) – 87 violent crimes per 100,000; 1,110 property crimes per 100,000
Rochester Hills (13) – 34 violent crimes per 100,000; 786 property crimes per 100,000
West Bloomfield (9) – 77 violent crimes per 100,000; 684 property crimes per 100,000

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