Thanks to the combined efforts of the Village police officers and local residents, North Palm Beach has been ranked again as one of the 20 safest cities in Florida. The rankings were compiled by thehomesecurityadvisor.com, a website that rates home security alarm systems and companies.
Among the factors evaluated in rating North Palm Beach highly were the 2016 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 Home Security Advisor website 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."
Earlier this year, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked the Village among the 10 safest cities in Florida. In 2016 the Village crime rate dropped 6.8 percent and in 2017 it dropped 18.7 percent.
“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.”
Tequesta was the only other Palm Beach County community to rank in the top 20 on the list.