SafeWise released its survey this week on its website. To compile the report, SafeWise researchers analyzed FBI violent crime data, sex offender populations, state graduation rates, school rankings and also factored in after-school programs and open spaces. All cities awarded have a population of 10,000 or greater.
The survey had this to say about Carmel: “Carmel, Indiana is the number one safest city in America to raise kids. That’s because the city puts an emphasis on its smallest residents — and infrastructure. Funny enough, Carmel has made history in the Guinness Book of World Records because it has the “World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.” This art center showcases student artwork and encourages local youth to get involved in music and the arts. Carmel also excels in general education. With award-winning schools and close to a 90% high school graduation rate, it’s a town that promotes health, safety, and success of its youngest inhabitants.”
SafeWise is a home security and safety brand committed to increasing safety education, awareness, and preparedness in American communities.
The survey can be found here: http://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-to-raise-a-child/