Neighborhood Scout has named Plainfield, Illinois one of the safest cities in America for 2017! Out of thousands of cities nationwide, Neighborhood Scout released their list of the top 100 safest cities in America and Plainfield was ranked #47! This is just another of the many reasons why Plainfield was such an amazing place to call home!
There are many sources and opinions out there on what makes a community safe. Neighborhood Scout relied on the most reliable sources out there to derive their rankings. After focusing on cities with a population of at least 25,000 people, the website used the FBI Crime Report, which is the most comprehensive, up to date data available. They focused on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents in each of the cities.
Plainfield came in far below the state and national averages for property and violent crimes, resulting in its high ranking! With a population of 42,527 residents, Plainfield was found to have an annual crime rate of 9.10 per 1,000 residents. Of these, 0.92 were violent crimes (which includes armed robberies, assaults, murders, and sexual assaults) and 8.18 were property crimes (which includes burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, and thefts).
Plainfield, Illinois is one of the safest cities in America! This wonderful, safe community, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, is the perfect place to live. Not only is it incredibly safe, but it offers its residents excellent schools, a thriving downtown, beautiful parks, unique dining, shopping, and entertainment amenities, and so much more!