Saginaw Charter Township was named one of the 50 Safest Cities in Michigan by Safewise. The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in Michigan” list this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012, population, and other ranking factors, like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. While Safewise refers to the report as “safest cities,” they've included all municipalities with more than 10,000 residents. From the all the communities in Michigan with populations of more than 10,000 residents the list was narrowed down to 50 and assigned a rating according to how the community met Safewise ranking criteria.
"The sense of neighborhood and community involvement is a thread weaving its way through Michigan’s safest cities," SafeWise security analyst John Roskelley said. "These are values that start in childhood, so it’s no coincidence the safest cities are also those with some of the best schools and school districts.”