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You’re Safer in New Baltimore Than Almost Anywhere Else in Michigan

With just a one in 183 chance of being the victim of a crime, residents in New Baltimore “can rest easy,” says the real-estate research group Movoto.

New Baltimore ranked No. 6 on the real estate research group Movoto's index of the safest cities in Michigan. (Photo: Flickr user Loren Sztajer, used with permission)
New Baltimore ranked No. 6 on the real estate research group Movoto's index of the safest cities in Michigan. (Photo: Flickr user Loren Sztajer, used with permission)

Here’s another reason to love New Baltimore: It’s the sixth-safest community with a population over 10,000 in Michigan.

That’s the word from the real estate research group Movoto.

The rankings are based on FBI crime statistics for violent crime (rape, murder and assault); property crime (theft, burglary and motor vehicle thefts) and the odds that a resident will be a victim of the crime.

Movoto had this to say about New Baltimore”

“This historic coastal resort community in Macomb County may share a name with Baltimore, MD, but when it comes to safety, the similarities end. With a population of just over 12,000 residents, New Baltimore had only 66 reported crimes total in 2012. That’s about half the crime of the similarly populated Clawson, and less than half the crimes reported in Rochester, also a town with a similar population size.”

New Baltimore had some violent crimes – 10, mostly due to nine aggravated assaults – but “no matter how you slice it, though, with just a one in 183 chance of being the victim of a crime, residents in New Baltimore can rest easy.”

The entire Top 10 were from Livingston, Oakland, and Wayne counties, out of 102 locations with a population over 10,000 that Movoto surveyed.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Grosse Ile Township

2. Hamburg Township

3. South Lyon (tie)

3. Village of Milford (tie)

5. City of of Berkley

6. City of New Baltimore

7. Bloomfield Township

8. City of Riverview (tie)

8. West Bloomfield Township (tie)

10. City of Rochester

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