Jeffrey D. Nutting, Town Administrator
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
For Immediate Release
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Franklin Ranked As Ninth Safest City in Massachusetts
FRANKLIN — Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting, Police Chief Stephan Semerjian, and the Franklin Town Council are pleased to announce that Franklin has been ranked as the ninth safest community according to the 2015 Safest Cities in Massachusetts Report.
This is the second time this year that Franklin been ranked in the top ten of the safest communities in the Commonwealth.
“We are so pleased to have been ranked so high on the list of safest towns again,” Town Administrator Nutting said. “The dedication and hard work of our Police Department, Fire Department, town officials, and everyone else who makes up this community are what makes this possible.”
SafeWise conducted the study and determined rankings from information from the most recent FBI Crime Report Statistics from 2013. Communities with a population of less than 8,000 or any town that did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI were eliminated.
Each remaining community was assessed on its number of reported property crimes (arson, burglary, motor vehicle theft and larceny theft) and violent crimes (robbery, murder, aggravated assault and rape). Because it is difficult to compare smaller communities to large towns, SafeWise determined the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 people in each community.
The Town of Franklin’s scores:
- Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.21
- Property Crimes per 1,000: 5.24
“I am incredibly proud of our police department for continuing to keep Franklin such a safe place to live,” Chief Semerjian said. “The recognition of their dedication for the second time this year is humbling.”
View the complete list of the 2015 Safest Cities in Massachusetts here.