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Newton Ranked One of Safest Towns in Mass.

The Safewise.com list, released last week, highlighted Newton's low crime rate and low unemployment.

Newton. Credit: Croftonsteve via Flickr
Newton. Credit: Croftonsteve via Flickr
Newton was ranked No. 38 on a recent list of the 50 safest communities in Massachusetts.

The Safewise.com list, released last week, highlighted Newton's low crime rate and low unemployment. Safewise is a home security review resource.

Sudbury earned the top spot on the list.

"Several Neighborhood Area Councils facilitate communication between residents and the city," the report found. "Small business owners appreciate the economic opportunities offered by Newton’s village centers and its close proximity to a number of major commercial centers. (Newton has) low unemployment, a highly educated and professional workforce and good schools.

Safewise.com reported the following statistics for Newton:
  • Violent crimes per 1,000 residents: .88
  • Property crimes per 1,000 residents: 10.31

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