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How Safe is Wyandotte? The Results May Surprise You

Wyandotte has been ranked the 41st safest place to live in Michigan, according to an online real estate brokerage.

Wyandotte has been ranked the 41st safest place to live in Michigan out of 102 locations with a population over 10,000, according to Movoto Real Estate

The study, based on FBI crime statistics from 2012, looked at three criteria: violent crime (rape, murder, assault), property crime (theft, burglary, motor vehicle thefts), and the chance a resident will be a victim of crime. 

Violent crime made up 50 percent of the ranking, property crime made up 30 percent, and a resident’s chances of being the victim of a crime made up 20 percent.

"In total, there were 175,567 total crimes committed last year across all of the places in our ranking. The good news is, most of these crimes were not violent crimes—about 82 percent of them were property theft, or 143,667 reported crimes," the study said. 

So, how did Wyandotte's ranking compare to its neighbors?

Grosse Ile Township: 1
Riverview: 8
Trenton: 18
Dearborn: 69
Taylor: 81
Lincoln Park: 89
Detroit: 100

According to the study, the 10 safest places in Michigan are:

1. Grosse Ile Township
2. Hamburg Township
3. South Lyon
3. Village of Milford
5. City of Berkley
6. City of New Baltimore
7. Bloomfield Township
8. City of Riverview
8. West Bloomfield Township
10. City of Rochester


andrew.thurlow@patch.com 

Earl of Sandwich January 26, 2014 at 09:46 AM
Here is another bonus point. Keep up the good work.
Judy Maiga Izzo January 26, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Apparently it's also the policy of the Patch to block comments on it's Facebook page even if they are polite when those comments call out the editor on shoddy reporting or snarky little comments that he posts (neither of which exist in the real journalism world.) Too funny.
Pete January 26, 2014 at 12:08 PM
While my 3 years of delivering newspapers by bicycle in the 1970's hardly qualifies me as an expert, even I can see that Wyandotte Patch and the real world of journalism have very little in common.
David Justice January 27, 2014 at 04:31 AM
The patch only publish comments that fits that individual (running that particular city) own beliefs, I have had several things not published and most was about police corruption.
William Riley January 27, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Gee, I can almost read this list! Could you make it any smaller???

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