Report: The top 25 safest cities to call home in Michigan

Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 13:24:07-04

(WXYZ) — Do you live in one of Michigan's safest cities?

A report by found that on the national level, Michigan has nine of the 100 safest cities in the country and another 13 in the top 500.

"Over half of the top 25 safest cities in the state have a safety rating above 80, a rare accomplishment among all the other states," according to the report.

Rochester Hills and West Bloomfield Township had a safety score of 90 out of 100, earning them both a spot in the top 5th percentile in the United States.

The safest city in the state is Rochester Hills with a safety rating of 90.61 and a population of 73,660. It is just north of Detroit, with a very good education system. One of the most notable people to come from here is Madonna, as well as many major league athletes. The combination of being on the outskirts of a major city, a good education system, and a median age of 40 years, seem to all contribute to the high safety rating this town has.

Here are the top 25 safest cities in Michigan:

  1. Rochester Hills
  2. West Bloomfield Township
  3. Farmington Hills
  4. Royal Oak
  5. Shelby Township
  6. Novi
  7. Canton Township
  8. St. Clair Shores
  9. Sterling Heights
  10. Waterford Township
  11. Troy
  12. Livonia
  13. Dearborn Heights
  14. Ann Arbor
  15. Westland
  16. Southfield
  17. Wyoming
  18. Warren
  19. Kentwood
  20. Grand Rapids
  21. Dearborn
  22. Taylor
  23. Pontiac
  24. Lansing
  25. Battle Creek

View the full report here.