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Naperville One of the Safest Mid-Sized Cities in America

Naperville ranked as the 4th safest mid-sized city in the country based on crime statistics.

Naperville is one of the safest mid-sized cities in the country.
Naperville is one of the safest mid-sized cities in the country.

Information submitted by city of Naperville.

The City of Naperville is pleased to announce it has been named one of the safest mid-sized cities in America based on a study of FBI crime data that compared the number of crimes that occurred per 100,000 residents. 

The study, completed by Movoto Real Estate, ranked Naperville No. 4 of the top 10 with Glendale, Calif., taking the top spot of the safest mid-sized city in the nation. Santa Clarita, Calif., and Sunnyvale, Calif., ranked No. 2 and 3, respectively. The full list of all the cities ranked in the report is available here.

“During the past few months, the Police Department has focused on implementing a new organizational model that ensures Naperville will remain one of the safest cities in America,” Police Chief Robert Marshall stated in a press release.

“We are always looking at innovative police strategies, along with our community partners, to make certain our City remains in the top tier of the safest cities in the country. We would especially like to extend our gratitude to the residents and businesses of Naperville for helping us achieve this proud distinction,” Marshall stated.

The study took 100 of the country’s mid-sized cities with populations between 126,047 and 210,309 residents that were ranked 101 to 201 in terms of size of all U.S. cities. Rankings were based on FBI crime data compiled from 2013 that included incidents such as burglary, theft, vehicle theft, murder, rape, robbery and assault.

With 146,197 residents, Naperville saw only 1,563 crimes per 100,000 residents. Violent crimes accounted for 79 of these, while property crimes made up 1,484, according to FBI crime data used in the report.

Movoto Real Estate is an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif. 

James L. Freeland January 19, 2014 at 10:46 AM
WOW, what a great city in which we reside. This is not only a salute to our police department but also a testament to the quality of citizens we have -- and the quality of visitors we attract.
T-Bone January 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Not too long ago it was #1...Just saying
Michael Hunt January 19, 2014 at 02:36 PM
Great reporting, Slupski. You missed that Aurora was ranked No. 8. ... Which year was Naperville No. 1, T-Bone?
T-Bone January 19, 2014 at 09:28 PM
Michael, I want to say '05, '06. Something like that.
Resurrected January 19, 2014 at 09:46 PM
T-Bone this is a different ranking classification when Naperville ranked at #1
James L. Freeland January 20, 2014 at 12:52 AM
Any rank in the top 5 is fabulous.
Michael Hunt January 20, 2014 at 02:37 PM
You're thinking of a different list, T-Bone. Money Magazine's Best Small Cities ...
Marty Spielman January 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM
More fuel for all of these wonderful egos ;)
Resurrected January 23, 2014 at 01:32 PM
What Marty??

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