Dearborn has been ranked as the 69th safest place to live in Michigan, according to the real estate site, Movoto.
The website studied crime statistics to find the safest places to live in Michigan. To create the ranking, the company looked at FBI crime stats from 2012, and selected cities with a population of 10,000 or more leaving them with 102 total locations, according to the study.
Movoto then looked at three criteria: violent crime (rape, murder, assault), property crime (theft, burglary, motor vehicle thefts), and the chance a resident will be a victim of crime.
Violent crime made up 50 percent of the ranking, property crime made up 30 percent, and a resident’s chances of being the victim of a crime made up 20 percent.
So how did Dearborn's ranking compare to its neighbors?
Grosse Ile Township: 1
Garden City: 53
Dearborn Heights: 56
Lincoln Park: 89
The Top 10 Safest Places in Michigan, according to Movoto were:
1. Grosse Ile Township
2. Hamburg Township
3. South Lyon
3. Village of Milford
5. City of Berkley
6. City of New Baltimore
7. Bloomfield Township
8. City of Riverview
8. West Bloomfield Township
10. City of Rochester
"When all was said and done, Grosse Ile turned out to be our safest place," reports Movoto. "What about the most dangerous? It was Benton Harbor. This city had a total of 1,100 reported crimes for just over 10,000 residents; so, residents here had a 1 in 9 chance of being the victim of a crime."
View the full list online here.