NeighborhoodScout, a nationwide neighborhood search engine and provider of location based analytics for real-estate investors, mortgage professionals and homebuyers, has just released its top 100 safest U.S. cities list for 2017.
Ridgefield falls from the top spot to #3 with a crime index of 93 out of a possible 100 (last year our score was 97). Beating Ridgefield in safety are Oak Ridge TN (#1) and Shoreview MN (#2).
View Ridgefield crime rates here.
Other Connecticut towns making the list:
Greenwich - #17
Cheshire - #19
According to NeighborhoodScout, data used for this research are:
1) the number of total crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city
2) the population of each city
Urban sophisticates? That’s what NeighborhoodScout says about Ridgefielders. Read on:
Ridgefield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
View the complete list of 2017 safest cities in the U.S. here.