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Plymouth in Top 20 of Safest Cities in Indiana

February 28, 2017

Safest Cities 2017Safety has always been an important factor when searching for a new place to call home, but a wavering political system combined with an increase in violent crime has made safety the number one priority for many Americans. Because navigating through crime statistics can be a difficult and time-consuming process, the National Council for Home Safety and Security has done it for you and Plymouth is in the top twenty for Indiana.

The methodology used to identify the safest cities in Indiana, reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with population data and internal research.   The survey eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 5,000.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 70% of the total (due to their severity) and property crimes accounting for 30%. Finally, they moved the decimal point over a few spots to show rates per 1,000 people.

Plymouth is the only city in Marshall County to make the survey being 19th on the list.  Nappanee was 18th on the list.

Other communities in the top twenty were: 1.  St. John, 2.  Zionsville, 3.  Carmel,  4.  Lowell,  5.  Fishers,  6. Dyer,  7.  New Whiteland,  8.  Jasper,  9.  Westfield,  10.  Chesterton,  11.  Valparaiso,  12. Brownsburg,  13. Cedar Lake,  14. Columbia City,  15. Batesville,  16. Munster, 17. Danville,  18.  Nappanee,  19. Plymouth, and 20. Tell City.