By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published Friday, March 6, 2020
Three downriver communities made the list of top safest cities in Michigan, according to alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
Grosse Ile Township topped the list by coming in at number one.
Trenton was number 10, and Huron Township 22.
The website releases statistics about Michigan cities annually, allowing a year-by-year comparison of crimes in each community.
To identify the safest cities, the website says they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.
According to the website, Grosse Ile, with a population of over 10,000, reported only 3 violent crimes and 34 property crimes.
Trenton, a city of over 18,000 residents, had 22 violent crimes and 104 property crimes.
The study cited 34 violent crimes and 120 property crimes in Huron Township.
Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety, said he is proud that the community has seen a steady drop in crime over the last few years.
“These rankings are a great barometer of progress for not only our department, but for our community. Our first responders do a fantastic job of putting the safety of our residents above all else. Over the past several years, we have placed a huge emphasis on being highly visible throughout the community and using every resource we have available to hold those that break the law in Huron Township accountable. By continuing to work with our community stakeholders, we expect to work our way up even higher in the rankings and focus on the quality of life issues that affect our residents,” he said.
Alarms.org says Michigan is at a unique crossroads when it comes to crime.
The website says the state has one of the top 15 highest violent crime rates in the U.S., yet its property crime rate is well below the national level.
Meanwhile, the state is home to some of the highest crime areas in the country, such as Flint and parts of Detroit, but also has numerous communities where crime is exceedingly scarce.
See a full list of Michigan’s safety’s cities, along with the crime statistics, by visiting this link.