Is Your Town One of the Safest Places to Live in Massachusetts?

When it comes to safety, Massachusetts ranks high as one of the safest states in America.

As states, there are five new cities to the list. They are Clinton, Holden, Hanover, Charlton, and debuting on the list at the #1 safest city is Wayland.

How did Wayland make it on the list, and at #1, no less?  Wayland reported zero property crimes, zero burglaries, and zero murders, according to the report.

Interesting Massachusetts Facts

14 states in the nation saw a drop in violent crimes for 2022, and Massachusetts was one of them, according to

The report stated that there were no murders reported in the top 20 places to live in Massachusetts, although the state has the most number of violent crimes in the New England region. However, the rate is still well below the national average.

Package theft was the number one concern of Massachusetts residents, with 47% of MA residents worried it will happen to them, according to

This will be a bigger concern as the holiday season looms in just a few months.  If you think about this being the most concerning crime, then Massachusetts is doing well, especially if you live well outside the city of Boston.

Violent crime and property crime rates are far below national averages in Massachusetts, and are dropping each year.
 New England is the region with the lowest crime rates in the country, so this news should make everyone breath a little easier, but don't let your guard down.
Here are the top 10 safest towns in Massachusetts.  Is your town on the list?

10 Safest Places to Live in Massachusetts

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