Thanks to the combined efforts of the Village police officers and local residents, North Palm Beach has been ranked again as one of the 25th safest cities in Florida. The rankings were compiled by the Alarms.org, a website that rates home security alarm systems and companies.
Among the factors evaluated in rating North Palm Beach highly were the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics for cities with a population of 5,000 or more. Violent crimes were weighted more heavily than property crimes in the analysis to reflect the severity of the crimes.
The Alarms.org website: https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-florida-2018/ says this rating method "provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering relocating to Florida, these communities are among the top safest cities in which one could reside."
The website cityrating.com also acknowledges the Village's low crime rate, but does not rank communities in a list.
Earlier this year, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the Village of North Palm Beach among the 5th safest cities in Florida. In 2017 the Village crime rate dropped significantly.
“Our officers work day and night to ensure residents of the Village get top-quality police services, but without the help of our community, we would not be nearly as effective,” said Police Chief Rick Jenkins. “We need citizens to call us if they see something unusual, and together we will continue to earn these great ratings by industry experts.”