BG Named One of the Country's Safest Cities

Buffalo Grove Named One of the Country's Safest Cities
Posted on 01/09/2019
Buffalo Grove Aerial Shot

The Village of Buffalo Grove has once again been named one of the safest cities in America, according to a new report by NeighborhoodScout. Based on the latest national data available for communities with 25,000 residents or more, the report ranked the Village tenth out of the list of 100 cities across the U.S.

Buffalo Grove is one of three Illinois municipalities to be ranked within the top ten.

 “I couldn't be prouder of Buffalo Grove's extraordinary ranking as one of the Safest Cities in the U.S. for 2018,” said Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens.

“The notion of safety in a community must be as comprehensive as possible; our citizens should feel secure, guarded, protected, and free from fear.”

Casstevens added that the due to the Village of Buffalo Grove’s deep commitment to community policing and crime prevention, an environment of cooperation has resulted.

“We appreciate the support from our elected officials for our P-CORE (Community Officers for Research and Engagement) and other community engagement programs. No city, town, or village can do it alone and we are grateful for the teamwork that is present in Buffalo Grove” said Chief Casstevens.

The report was compiled based on the latest national data available for the calendar year 2017 and includes metrics on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents, which includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. The number of total crimes reported per city and population are considered for the rankings. The report indicates that Buffalo Grove's total crime rate for 2017 was 5.7 percent, with 235 crimes having been reported.

NeighborhoodScout prepares its yearly list of the Safest Cities in the U.S. by compiling crime data reported by law enforcement agencies across the country.

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