By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published Friday, March 6, 2020
Huron Township was listed recently as the 22 safest city in Michigan, according to alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
The website releases statistics about Michigan cities annually, allowing a year-by-year comparison of crimes in the community.
To identify the safest cities, the website says they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics.
The list cited 34 violent crimes and 120 property crimes in Huron Township during the year that the data was recorded.
Those crime numbers are down from previous years’ records.
“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,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
Last year, Huron was 31 on the same list, and has never made the top 25 until this year.
Other Wayne County communities made the list, most notably Grosse Ile Township, which topped the list coming in at number one.
Trenton was also a top city for being safe, coming in at number 10.
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.