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Westford ranked among ‘safest places’ in Massachusetts


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WESTFORD — Westford has been ranked as one of the safest towns in Massachusetts. In a report from SafeWise, Westford ranks sixth among the top 10 safest towns in Massachusetts.

The report was based on crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as population and demographic data to rank cities and towns. Cities and towns with less than 2,500 residents are excluded.

The report found Massachusetts residents enjoy the lowest property crime in New England. Property crime dropped 11% from last year, with 10.5 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

Statewide violent crime rates continue to drop year over year, with violent crime rates in Massachusetts at approximately 3.1 crimes per 1,000 residents.

The 10 safest cities in Massachusetts 2022 from SafeWise:

  1. Wayland
  2. Franklin
  3. Clinton
  4. Holden
  5. Hopkinton
  6. Westford
  7. Sharon
  8. Hanover
  9. Shrewsbury
  10. Duxbury

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.