Canton ranks as 33rd safest community in the nation
February 22, 2013, Canton, MI – Canton has been ranked as the 33rd safest community in the nation, amongst 432 cities/townships with populations over 75,000.
CQ Press provided the ranking which involves a multi-step process using crime statistics from the FBI’s 2011 Crime Report. Crime rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft are plugged into a formula that measures how each city compares to the national average in each given category.
Canton was the highest ranking Michigan community, followed by Sterling Heights coming in at 34th, and Troy at 36th.
Public Safety Director Todd L. Mutchler credits Canton’s low crime rate to several factors. “Our consistently low crime rate can be partially attributed to our proactive method of policing, and our ongoing partnerships within the community,” said Mutchler. “Our police department continues to receive a high level of support from the community and its elected officials,” he adds.