To compile the report, SafeWise analyzed FBI violent crime data, sex offender populations, state graduation rates and school rankings, and factored in after-school programs and open spaces. All cities recognized have a population of at least 10,000.
At #3, Greenwich was cited for “exceptionally low crime rates, a low sex offender population, and stellar education” as well as “its strong library system.”
In #12 Fairfield, the report said, “You won’t find anything but the best in its public school system,” noting the city’s anti-bullying laws and policies as well as a student/parent portal which allows account holders to track assignments, grades, attendance records, and school communications.
The report further noted that, on a state-wide level, Connecticut ranks sixth for best schools.
Topping the 30 Safest Cities was Carmel, Ind., followed by Fishers, Ind.