ROYAL OAK, MI – Royal Oak is one of the 100 safest cities in America, according to a new analysis from NeighborhoodScout.com.
Royal Oak, the only Michigan community to make the Top 100 list, ranked 89th on the list of U.S. cities with populations of 25,000 or more.
NeighborhoodScout looked at FBI crime data on the number of burglaries, larceny-thefts, motor vehicle thefts, murders, rapes, armed robberies and aggravated assaults per 1,000 residents.
The city had a crime index of 66 (100 is safest). A snapshot of the findings is available here.
Seven Michigan cities made the “100 Most Dangerous” list:
- Battle Creek, 84th most dangerous
- Jackson, 79th most dangerous
- Lansing, 50th most dangerous
- Kalamazoo, 39th most dangerous
- Saginaw, eighth most dangerous
- Flint, seventh most dangerous
- Detroit, third most dangerous
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