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Inverness Makes Top 50 Safest Cities List; Palatine Does Not

Do you think Palatine should have made this list? Tell us why or why not in the comments section.

Credit: Safewise.com
Credit: Safewise.com
While Palatine did not make a recent list ranking the top 50 safest cities in Illinois, nearby Inverness did, according to a Safewise.com report

The top 50 safest cities list by Safewise.com used the recent FBI Crime Report along with its own independent research to compile its list. To make the list, a city had to have a population of over 5,000 as of 2012, according to a Safewise.com report. 

"We analyze the number of violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, robbery) and property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft) and then calculate the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 in order to level the playing field for the different populations of each city," according to the SafeWise Report. 

Inverness was listed as the fifth safest town in Illinois with 0 violent crimes happening per 1,000 and 4.57 property crimes happening per 1,000, according to Safewise.com. 

"Proactive community programs are a key to helping Inverness maintain its impressive crime-free record. The Village of Inverness Citizen Core Council is a volunteer organization 'committed to aiding residents and businesses in preparing to respond and recover from emergencies and disasters.'" according to the Safewise.com report. 
Here is a look at the top ten safest cities, according to the Safewise.com report: 
  1. Round Lake Park
  2. Lake Forest
  3. Western Springs
  4. Campton Hills
  5. Inverness
  6. Gilberts
  7. Chester
  8. Pickneyville
  9. Winfield
  10. Waterloo
Source: Safewise.com Top 50 Safest Cities 

TELL US IN THE COMMENTS: DO YOU THINK PALATINE SHOULD HAVE MADE THIS LIST? 
consumer April 03, 2014 at 04:19 PM
I agree with Tony in that Palatine has gone downhill. But I do not blame the police. Sure, they give out too many tickets to stay at home moms and could shift more patrol cars to dangerous areas in Palatine. However, do Palatine residents in beautiful homes need to leave their huge, deflated Christmas Santa's lying on their lawn until last week? Is it really that hard to bend over and pick it up in January? Raking leaves into the street AFTER leaf pick is over? Lets have more pride in ownership.
Tony April 03, 2014 at 04:57 PM
Agreed Police cannot and should not be blamed for lack of ownership pride on the part of residents. I have neighbors that fit your scenario however, In my eyes view, with respect to the overall scheme and how the community has deteriorated its simply filtered into the heads of the people. If your local officials don't put forth any effort and don't show any concern for the residents they in turn will act in the same manner. People will psychologically become part of their surroundings whether its a conscious decision or not. The focus appears to be on gaining revenue and nothing else (remember perception is everything) I am a 30 yr resident I am not speaking out of anger from having a bad day I witnessed Palatine go from a glowing top rated community and then slide into the pits because of politics and the A**H**** at the top. It makes me sick!
Paul Shafer April 03, 2014 at 05:22 PM
I know parts of Palatine have issues, but Downtown Palatine is an awesome place to live and play.
Tony April 03, 2014 at 05:35 PM
Wont argue that however you do have the Police headquarters right across the street
Vince April 05, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Too much section 8 population.

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