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

Find out what other suburban towns made the list.

Written by Shannon Antinori 
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).

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