Glen Cove Named Seventh Safest City in New York

Findings are based on FBI’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report and research by a security systems company.

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Glen Cove is the seventh safest city in New York, at least according to a recent report by SafeWise Security Systems.

The Salt Lake City-based home-security provider deemed Glen Cove seventh among 50 New York cities, praising this North Shore enclave for its “water recreation,” including the city’s “full-service marinas, yacht clubs and boat launch ramps.” 

The report is based on the FBI’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report as well as the company’s own research since from the past two years.

Topping the New York list is Floral Park, which is ranked the safest community. Also included are Port Washington (number 4), Long Beach (10), Lynbrook (11), Rockville Centre (29) and Garden City (30). 

The survey praised Glen Cove’s “holistic approach to educating students and pioneering programs that encourage children to become involved in the community,” and noted that the city was recognized as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance.

According to the research used by SafeWise’s in this report, fewer than “20 violent crimes, no murders and no rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2011.”

Do you agree with the rankings? Tell us in the comments.

Warren Haynes December 17, 2013 at 04:28 PM
In 2011 that sounds great. 2013 wow what a difference and not for the better.
frank December 18, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Love the fact that they still mention glen cove as one of 100 best community for young people .....do these people know that this place is a ghost town with businesses ( whats left of them ) closing everyday and taxes rising .....what a joke
Mike & Cindy January 04, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Perhaps some dollar stores to trash our downtown? Or better yet, fill every empty store lot with greenery and gardens..
Grace Slezak January 07, 2014 at 09:30 AM
The truth regarding "The 100 Best Communities for Youth" is actually a recognition for the towns where the overwhelming truancy rate in its schools declined. That is hardly an "honor" any town wants to hold. When Glen Cove was on that list and had been given that "honor", I had to look deeper and discovered the true meaning of that "award". Wouldn't it be refreshing for Glen Cove students to be recognized for actual accomplishments, for outstanding achievements, for recognizing intelligence, talent, excellence and all the other positive attributes one would be proud to announce? Let us strive to get on that list!!!


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