Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Troy, Farmington Hills make safest cities list

By Dave Phillips - For the Daily Tribune

It’s common knowledge that a pair of Michigan cities are near the bottom end of annual crime rate rankings, but Oakland County can boast of having two of the safest cities in the country.

Detroit and Flint are ranked as the second and third most dangerous cities in the U.S., but Troy and Farmington Hills reside on the other end of the list.

In an annual report released by CQ Press, Troy ranks as the 13th safest city in the country with a population above 75,000, while Farmington Hills is not far behind at 30th. The cities are ranked the safest in Michigan with a population of that size.