Feeling safe is an important feeling. That said, Pennsylvania has many area that are very safe for residents to live and enjoy their daily lives.
A new study from MoneyGeek.com looks at local crime across the U.S. and points out what they believe are the safest cities in America. “Crime takes a toll on communities — not just emotionally but economically, as well,” they state. “In addition to direct costs from loss of property, services for victims and policing and corrections, residents of higher-crime locales often pay higher rates on car insurance, homeowners insurance and renters insurance.”
MoneyGeek.com adds that they wanted to look at smaller towns across America for this study. “Seeking respite in America’s smaller cities and towns has its appeal, but how much safer are small towns in reality?” they state. “To test the theory that small cities and towns are the safest places in America, MoneyGeek analyzed crime statistics by quantifying the cost of crime and ranking 660 small cities and towns nationwide and in every state. Data on violent crimes such as murder, rape and aggravated assault are included, as well as property crimes such as burglaries and car theft. This analysis is conducted annually and followed MoneyGeek’s ranking of the safest cities in America.”
So, what’s the No. 1 safest city in our state? Hampden Township, with a “crime cost per capita” of $69. It was actually the No. 7 safest small city in America, according to their study. Find the full list here.