By Beth Dalbey and John McKay
Here’s another reason to love Rochester: It’s the 10th-safest community with a population over 10,000 in Michigan.
That’s the word from the real estate research group Movoto.
The rankings are based on FBI crime statistics for violent crime (rape, murder and assault); property crime (theft, burglary and motor vehicle thefts) and the odds that a resident will be a victim of the crime.
Movoto had this to say about Rochester:
“Also located in Oakland County just outside of Detroit, Rochester had only 141 reported crimes in 2012—132 of which were non-violent. To break this down a little more for you, let’s look at the property crimes. The majority, 101, were property theft/larceny, followed by 24 reported burglaries, and seven cases of motor vehicle theft.”
Rochester had some violent crimes – nine, of which none were murders, one was rape, two were robberies and six were aggravated assaults. According to the report, Rochester residents have just a one-in-91 chance of being a crime victim.
The entire Top 10 were from Livingston, Oakland, and Wayne counties, out of 102 locations with a population over 10,000 that Movoto surveyed.
Here’s the top 10:
- Grosse Ile Township
- Hamburg Township
- South Lyon (tie)
- Village of Milford (tie)
- City of of Berkley
- City of New Baltimore
- Bloomfield Township
- City of Riverview (tie)
- West Bloomfield Township (tie)
- City of Rochester