9 Connecticut Cities Named Among Country’s Safest to Raise Child: Report

New data says these nine communities are the safest places in the state to raise a family. Do you agree?

Connecticut widely known for having some of the safest communities in the country, and according to new rankings published by SafeWise, nine of Connecticut’s cities are among the 30 safest places in the country to raise a child. The home security and safety brand ranked Greenwich the safest place in America to raise a child, and ranked Fairfield the third-safest.

To make the rankings, SafeWise compiled the most recent FBI crime data from 2015 to rank the cities. The company also considered parks and recreational opportunities as well as special programs for kids and families.

The nutmeg state represented nearly one-third of the rankings system, thanks to what SafeWise called “an exceptionally low rate of violent crime.” Here are the Connecticut communities that made the list.

  1. Greenwich (1)
  2. Fairfield (3)
  3. Ridgefield (15)
  4. Southington (18)
  5. Westport (20)
  6. Simsbury (24)
  7. Cheshire (25)
  8. Milford (26)
  9. Glastonbury (27)

Here are the five safest places in America to raise a child, according to SafeWise.

  1. Greenwich, CT
  2. Essex, VT
  3. Fairfield, CT
  4. Carmel, IN
  5. Merrimack, NH

To view the complete list of the 30 safest cities to raise a child, click here.

Originally published June 27, 2017.

Shared By Joe Lipovich (Patch Staff) – 

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