News from the Village of Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights Makes America’s Safest City List, Ranks 2nd for Cities with Comparable Population
February 23, 2017
Arlington Heights has the second lowest crime rate of 455 cities in the United States with populations of 76,000 and over, based on the 2015 crime data available from the FBI, which is the most recent Uniform Crime Rate report available. The 2016 crime report data from the FBI is not complete.
The impressive crime rate resulted in Arlington Heights recently being named in the top 100 Safest Cities list of more than 25,000, a report compiled by an online research firm, NeighborhoodScout.
The list is based on the total number of property and violent crimes that occur on a yearly basis per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, homicide, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. This is the fourth consecutive year the Village has made the top 100 list.
Police Chief Gerald Mourning attributes the successful rating to collaboration with the public. The crime rate numbers reflect positively on the strong community support that Arlington Heights Police receive from both residents and businesses.
“This ranking confirms that Arlington Heights remains a great place to live and work. Ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all who reside or do business in our community is our highest priority,” said Mayor Thomas Hayes. “The Police Department’s consistent success in doing so would not be possible without the cooperation and involvement of all of our community partners along the way.”
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