Website ranks Farmington 5th safest Michigan city

A website that provides a database for criminal, court, and other public records has ranked Farmington as Michigan’s 5th safest city.

Backgroundchecks.org

Using a method based on recent FBI crime statistics, backgroundchecks.org ranked 2,929 cities with populations of 10,000 or greater. According to the website:

”We then calculated violent crime rates and property crime rates by dividing the crime numbers by the population to get rates per 1,000. We also calculated the ratio of law enforcement workers to per 1,000. These were weighted with -50% for the violent crime rate, -25% for the property crime rate, and +25% for the law enforcement rate.”

With just four violent crimes in 2017, Farmington ranked behind Grosse Ile Township, Beverly Hills, Grosse Pointe Park, and Berkley.

Farmington Hills made the top 100, ranking 21st.