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Monday, August 10, 2015

Troy: Safest City

Since 1998 the City of Troy has ranked among the top 25 safest cities in the United States with populations over 75,000. In twelve of the last seventeen rankings, including 2014 and 2015, Troy has been listed No. 1 as the overall safest city in the State of Michigan. Nationally, Troy was rated as No. 35 in 2014 and No. 23 in 2015.

Safe City rankings by the CQ Press are based on incidents of violent crime including murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.  The rankings in the annual CQ Report are based on data reported to the FBI. Incidents of violent crime have been consistently low in Troy. In 2012, there were only 59 violent crimes reported to the Troy Police Department, which represents less than 3.3% of the total FBI statistical crime reporting in Troy.

The Safest City ranking reflects the excellent efforts of the Troy Police Department, which works in partnership with the Troy School District, the Troy Community Coalition, Boys and Girls Club, Troy Families for Safe Homes, Troy Youth Assistance, business owners, and residents.

City Manager Brian Kischnick commented on the City’s top rating.  “The Troy City Council and residents of Troy have always valued public safety.  I am extremely proud of the Troy Police Department and all those that work with them in our community to make Troy a great place to live, work, shop and raise a family.”

To commemorate the City of Troy’s 60th Anniversary in 2015, we will publish a different story each day that highlights a person, discovery, or event that occurred locally, regionally, nationally, or even globally between 1955 and 2015 and that helped shape our lives and our community. We will try to post stories on important anniversary dates, but we also realize that dates are less critical than content and context. We will include the facts related to controversial stories, allowing our readers to form their own opinions. We invite you to read and comment on the stories. Your suggestions for topics are also welcome and can be posted on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TroyHistoricVillage. You can also email stories or ideas to the 365 Story Editor at ed@thvmail.org.

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