The Village of Palatine was named in the top 100 safest communities in the country, according to a recently released study.
The village was declared the 68th safest town in the U.S. by NeighborhoodScout. The real estate research firm came up with the nation’s 100 safest towns based on the number of property crimes and violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
The study, which includes towns with populations of at least 25,000, is based on data from 2011.
The research data is based on the number of crimes reported to the FBI, according to NeighborhoodScout’s website. Those crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, vehicle theft, homicide, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, the site says.
Police departments submit crime data to the state and federal governments each year. Analysis of the village's 2012 police activity won't be available until late this year or in early 2014, according to local law enforcement.
alatine is among 12 Illinois towns to make the top 100 safest communities in 2011. Others included Bartlett (4th), Buffalo Grove (35th) Plainfield (51st), Mundelein (52nd), Hanover Park (57th), Mount Prospect (58th), Park Ridge (72nd), West Chicago (74th), Carol Stream (75th), Northbrook (93rd) and Hoffman Estates (97th).