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Wheaton Listed Among '100 Safest Cities' in U.S.

Find out what other suburban towns made the list.

Wheaton is one of the safest places to live in the United States, according to a recent list released by NeighborhoodScout.com.

Wheaton ranked as the 51st safest city on the 2014 list of 100 Safest Cities, according to the report. 

"Our research reveals the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents," NeighborhoodScout said of how it comes up with the rankings. "Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of total crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city."

Other Illinois towns to make the list include Palatine (No. 96), Glen Ellyn (No. 92), Arlington Heights (No. 87), Plainfield (No. 85), Highland Park (No. 83), Carol Stream (No. 77), Mundelein (No. 56), Glenview (No. 54), and Barlett (No. 15).

Click here to view the full list.
Harold G March 31, 2014 at 02:03 AM
Ok and here is where this entire report is BOGUS and you shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet. North Chicago is ranked #14 safest places in the country. Umm hello, have you ever been to North Chicago? I wouldn't feel comfortable walking down the street without a bulletproof vest on. If you get past all the boarded up properties and people selling drugs right in plainview then maybe it's one of the safest cities in the US. but srsly?? Perhaps a little better investigative journalism next time and fact checking sources - something that has been long remise.
Geneva Taxpayer March 31, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Harold, no one can take you "srsly" if you don't even know how to write full words. This isn't texting, and we're not 12 year olds. You might be thinking of the South side of Chicago, since the North side is a lot cleaner and nicer than most parts of Chicago. If you feel that you need a bullet proof vest to walk on the sidewalk on the North side, then maybe you shouldn't ever leave your house.
Harold G March 31, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Hello Geneva Taxpayer, I believe there may have been some miscommunication or misunderstanding on your part; I am not talking about the City of Chicago proper. I am talking about North Chicago [www.northchicago.org] it is an outer suburb of Chicago in Lake County, Illinois. I am quite familiar with the city of North Chicago in Lake County and can tell you that I would not feel safe in many areas of the city. I am also not alone in this belief the Chicago Tribune also addressed similar skeptics that have visited/done business or traveled through North Chicago and felt unsafe. Chicago Tribune - Experts Question report : http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-010715lcrime,0,1486011.story I am far from afraid and despite what you may think, I don't live in a glass house or a hermit. That said, I am aware of my surroundings and plan accordingly and would avoid a city like North Chicago, when choosing to buy property or live in. There also allegedly appears to be some problems with a killing of a young black man by members of the Police Department in North Chicago. http://vimeo.com/83000773 "Vanessa Peterson of Mundelein talks about the death of her cousin Darrin Hanna, at a North Chicago Judiciary Committee at North Chicago City Hall, who was allegedly killed by a few members of the North Chicago Police Department. North Chicago 7th ward alderman Charles Allen January talks about the article in the Lake County News-Sun about a North Chicago police brochure including pictures displaying black stereotypes given to participants of the new North Chicago Citizen Police Academy last week at the meeting." Regards, Harold G
Geneva Taxpayer April 07, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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