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Glen Cove Rated One of Nation's Safest Cities

Website ranks city twelfth safest in U.S.

Your chances of being the victim of a crime in Glen Cove are less than in most other cities in the country, according to a recent report.

The website NeighborhoodScout released its list of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. for cities with populations of more than 25,000 people. Glen Cove ranked 12, one spot higher than Greenwich, Conn. and one behind Sammamish, Wash.

The rankings are based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, murder, forcible rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in Glen Cove are one-in-1,504, whereas they are one-in-251 in New York State as a whole, the latter number being on par with the rest of the country.

The property crime rate comparison shows another wide gap, with a one-in-127 chance of becoming a victim in Glen Cove compared to a one-in-52 chance statewide. 

Glen Cove experiences a median of 12 crimes per square mile, compared to 47 per square mile for the state and a national median of 39.6, according to the ranking.

The city was rated as having a median of 18 violent crimes and 213 property crimes annually, according to data reported to the FBI.

Det. Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove Police Department said having a local police force helps in preventing crime. He said 36 of the department's 45 members are city residents.

"Our officers are out there in the community. We know who the bad guys are," he said.

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Catuzza March 20, 2013 at 01:30 PM
These are wonderful news! Statistics don't lie, in spite of the constant pessimism and put-downs of Glen Cove, which seems to be the favorite sport in the North Shore. These statistics compare with other cities, not other villages. Cities have pros and cons. We are spoiled with the pros: the beaches, your own library, police, fire department, places to go buy stuff when we need it, without driving miles, our own water service, so that when there is a back-out we are not out of water because the well pump doesn't work. Villages around here don't have all of this at once. So let's be grateful!
i want to be proud of my town March 21, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Safest...Really? Where are they looking and what is the criteria. Try walking to the 7-eleven shopping strip after dark and see how safe you feel. I wonder who paid for this report.
Micah Danney March 21, 2013 at 04:57 PM
The report is by an independent website. It is compiled from data that is required to be submitted to the FBI yearly by every police department in the nation. It's worth noting that feeling safe is a matter of perception. This report is based on hard data - actual crimes reported.
Jeff March 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Perception is everything, Micah... :)
Glen Cove save? March 27, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Safe? you guys should walk around hill street after dark an also see how safe glen cove is. i want to be proud of my town, I totally agree with you.

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