YORKTOWN, NY — August 15, 2020 – Yorktown is in the top 100 safest communities in the United States in a new survey.
safewise.com placed Yorktown at number 74 in its analysis of crime and safety. The website’s analysts used FBI crime statistics and U.S. Census population data to rank communities nationwide. The “safest” communities rankings are intended to highlight places with low crime rates and ignite conversation and action around how to make all communities safer.
“The safewise.com survey confirms what many of us already know about Yorktown. It’s a family-oriented community with safe streets, parks and schools,” said Supervisor Matt Slater. “The town’s leaders devote considerable time to discussions of public safety for the benefit of our residents.”
According to safewise.com, communities like Yorktown have a violent crime rate that is 12.33 times lower than the national average. As for property crime, the rate in the top 100 safest communities was 5.18 times lower than the national average. Last year, the FBI reported nationwide drops of 4% in violent crime and 6% in property crime rates. Everyday worry about crime dropped from 58% in 2019 to 46% in safewise.com’s 2020 State of Safety survey.
“It is an honor to work with our Police Department to make Yorktown a safe community to live in,” said Councilman Ed Lachterman. “Their program of community-based policing and the fact that they have a stake in our town really raises the bar on how effective they are. It is a large part of the equation that makes Yorktown a great place to raise a family and a great place to run a business.”
Size has something to do with the safest communities. According to the survey, the average population of the 100 safest communities in the country is 26,167. Yorktown’s population is 37,101.
Contact: Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater, 914-962-5722 ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE: Ernie Garcia | Publicist | Thompson & Bender