Every year, SafeWise.com puts together a list of the safest cities in each state in the country.  They gather data from every city in which it is available and compiles it to determine the safest places to live.

This year's list only had one West Michigan city in the top 10, Gaines Township.  Of the 206 Michigan cities that were ranked, Grand Rapids was the 159th safest.

The 10 Safest Cities In Michigan

  1. Oakland Township
  2. Iron Mountain
  3. Addison Township
  4. Kinross Township
  5. Spring Arbor Township
  6. Raisin Township
  7. Grosse Ile Township
  8. Hamburg Township
  9. Argentine Township
  10. Gaines Township

SafeWise's methodology was based on data from FBI crime statistics and US Census population data.  They used this data to rank cities in each state by determining violent and property crime levels per thousand people.

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