A new 2018 study by the experts at Safewise.com has again placed the Town of Cary as one of the top 10 Safest Cities in North Carolina. Especially notable in the town’s inclusion was the fact that Cary was the highest populated town on the entire 2018 listings for Safest Cities in North Carolina.
The study weighs according to the blog posting at safewise.com detailing the 2018 poll of the Safest Cities in North Carolina, it was explained that “Cary has a lower property crime rate than several of the towns that rank higher in the study, but its violent crime rate is slightly larger.” This is common for a higher populated city and in actuality, if the numbers were weighed equally, Cary could have easily ranked higher.
Getting back to what Safewise described as “one of the factors that make Cary stand out on the list” is its higher population. As further explained in the article, “None of the towns in the top 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina provided by Safewise have a population of more than 100,000 people aside from Cary (the closest is Concord, North Carolina with around 89,000 people).
The blog piece then states that “The study also shows that property crime makes up about 91 percent of all crime in Cary. This does not seem to correlate with any particular level of safety in the study as towns with both larger and smaller proportions rank below Cary, although all of the other top 10 towns have a greater proportion of property crimes with a lower proportion of violent crime.”
Specific statistics listed for Cary and leading to its top ten listing among the Safest Cities in North Carolina shown are its population of 164,835, a minuscule percentage of violent crimes of 0.92 per 1,000 people. Property crimes per 1,000 residents at just 10.05 and a total overall crime rate at 9.12 percent violent as compared to 90.88 percent being property related crimes.
The final overall description of how the final rankings were determined was also told as the experts at safe wise concluded, our evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).
To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations. To read more in detail about Cary’s inclusion in the top 10 Safest Cities in North Carolina, visit safeties.com.