Two NoCo towns make list of 100 safest U.S. cities

Two Colorado cities are considered amongst the 100 safest in the U.S., according to FBI data compiled by Safewise.

Johnstown is ranked No. 38 while Windsor comes in at No. 46. To determine the cities, Safewise analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data for 2017, the most recent year data was available. Towns with fewer than 2,500 were excluded, as were those that fell below a population threshold of 15,000 based on median population. Towns that did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI were also excluded.

The report is ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes in each city. Violent crimes include aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.  For ties, property crimes were also factored in. Property crimes included burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. The rate of crimes was calculated per 1,000 people in each city.

Johnstown, with a population of 16,552 and median household income level of $85,339, had a violent crimes rate of 0.181 per 1,000 people. It had a property crimes rate of 10.331 per 1,000 people. It was not ranked on Safewise’s 2018 list.

Windsor, with a population of 23,523 and median household income level of $90,699, had a violent crimes rate of 0.213 per 1,000 people. It had a property crimes rate of 11.648. It was ranked No. 81 on Safewise’s 2018 list.

The top three cities — Hopkinton, Mass., Ridgefield, Conn. and Madison, Conn. — each had no reported violent crimes in 2017. They also each had a median income of more than $100,000.

 

Two Colorado cities are considered amongst the 100 safest in the U.S., according to FBI data compiled by Safewise.

Johnstown is ranked No. 38 while Windsor comes in at No. 46. To determine the cities, Safewise analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data for 2017, the most recent year data was available. Towns with fewer than 2,500 were excluded, as were those that fell below a population threshold of 15,000 based on median population. Towns that did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI were also excluded.

The report is ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes in each city. Violent crimes include aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.  For ties, property crimes were also factored in. Property crimes included burglary, arson, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. The rate of crimes was calculated per 1,000 people in each city.

Johnstown, with a population of 16,552 and median household income level of $85,339, had a violent crimes rate of 0.181 per 1,000 people. It had a property crimes rate of 10.331 per 1,000 people. It was not ranked on Safewise’s 2018 list.

Windsor, with a population of 23,523 and median household income level of $90,699, had a violent crimes rate of 0.213 per 1,000 people. It had a property crimes rate of 11.648. It was ranked No. 81 on Safewise’s 2018 list.

The top three cities — Hopkinton, Mass., Ridgefield, Conn. and Madison, Conn. — each had no reported violent crimes in 2017. They also each…