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Bartlett Ranked 16th Safest City in Illinois

Post Date:07/26/2017

Home security and safety website Safewise recently ranked Bartlett as the 16th Safest City in Illinois.

To identify the safest cities in Illinois, Safewise reviewed the 2015 FBI Crime Report statistics and population data. It eliminated all cities with fewer than 5,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

The average violent crime rate among the cities—large and small—on the list was 86% lower than the national average. Illinois' 50 safest cities reported one murder, 67 robberies, and fewer than 300 aggravated assaults.

Property crime rates were also exceptionally low among these safe communities. No city cited more than nine property crimes per 1,000 residents—with the average rate being about six crimes per 1,000 people. That’s 77% lower than the United States average.

Looking at specific crimes, only 27 arsons and 152 motor vehicle thefts were reported. Bartlett, with a population more than 40,000, cited a mere 10 burglaries during this period.

To read more, visit the Safewise website: