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Suffern Among Hudson Valley Towns Named the Safest in New York


Four Hudson Valley communities were ranked in Safe Choice Security’s “29 Safest Cities” in New York, with one Hudson Valley town managing to reach the top five.

Safe Choice Security analyzed each city’s violent crime and property crime rates to determine which cities are more “safe” then others. They used the 2012 FCI Crime Statistics Report in order to come to this conclusion.

Suffern was ranked the fifth “safest city” in New York. The historic village, which boasts a population of 11,000 residents, recorded only .28 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 5.41 property crimes per 1,000, giving the it a crime index of 91. (This means that Suffern is safer than 91% of U.S. cities.)

Other Hudson Valley municipalities included in the ranking were Stony Point (No. 6), Woodbury (No. 20), and Washingtonville (No. 26).

Westchester County fared well, too: Briarcliff Manor was ranked number one “safest city” in New York with 0 violent crimes and 1.76 property cimes per 1,000 people. Safe Choice notes Briarcliff Manor’s “exceptional police department” and various safety programs throughout the town.

Other Westchester towns included in the ranking are Pleasantville (No. 4), Rye Brook (No. 7), Bronxville (No. 8), Harrison (No. 10), Tarrytown (No. 11), Scarsdale (No. 12), Croton-on-Hudson (No. 13), Mamaroneck (No. 14), Sleepy Hollow (No. 16), Hastings-on-Hudson (No. 17), Rye (No. 19), Peekskill (No. 22), Dobbs Ferry (No. 24), Eastchester (No. 25), Mount Kisco (No. 27), and Ossining (No. 28).

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