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Inverness Makes Top 50 Safest Cities List; Palatine Does Not

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Inverness Makes Top 50 Safest Cities List; Palatine Does Not
While Palatine did not make a recent list ranking the top 50 safest cities in Illinois, nearby Inverness did, according to  a Safewise.com report

The top 50 safest cities list by Safewise.com used the recent FBI Crime Report along with its own independent research to compile its list. To make the list, a city had to have a population of over 5,000 as of 2012, according to a Safewise.com report. 

"We analyze the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, robbery) and property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft) and then calculate the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 in order to level the playing field for the different populations of each city," according to the SafeWise Report. 

Inverness was listed as the fifth safest town in Illinois with 0 violent crimes happening per 1,000 and 4.57 property crimes happening per 1,000, according to Safewise.com. 

"Proactive community programs are a key to helping Inverness maintain its impressive crime-free record. The Village of Inverness Citizen Core Council is a volunteer organization 'committed to aiding residents and businesses in preparing to respond and recover from emergencies and disasters.'" according to the Safewise.com report. 
Here is a look at the top ten safest cities, according to the Safewise.com report: 
  1. Round Lake Park
  2. Lake Forest
  3. Western Springs
  4. Campton Hills
  5. Inverness
  6. Gilberts
  7. Chester
  8. Pickneyville
  9. Winfield
  10. Waterloo
Source: Safewise.com Top 50 Safest Cities 


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