Is Burlington Ranked Among the Safest Towns in Massachusetts?

Find out in a recently-released list by Safewise.com.

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A number of towns around Middlesex County have been listed among the "50 safest communities in Massachusetts."

Burlington, however, was not among them. 

The Safewise.com list, released last week, highlighted the low crime rates and other local programs of surrounding communities. Sudbury earned the top spot on the list. 

Closest to Burlington on the list was Winchester, which came in at No. 28 and was described as "especially popular with professionals who have children, and it’s easy to understand why."

Winchester features a violent crimes per 1,000 residents rate of .55, with a property crimes per 1,000 rate of 9.27.

Also among the nearby towns ranked by Safewise.com was Reading at No. 19, Andover at No. 23 and Lynnfield at No. 26.

Do you think Burlington should have been included on the list? How safe do you feel in Burlington? Let us know with comments below. 

fatty arbuckle July 08, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Closest to Burlington on the list was Winchester, which came in at No. 28 hmmmm well Billerica made the list and it shares a border with Burlington, so how is the town of Winchester closer?
Dana Shute July 08, 2014 at 08:05 PM
If this factored in towns under 10,000, the list would completely change. For instance, based on the top 20 on this list, using the same criteria, Manchester-by-the-Sea would easily be number one with only a .39 violent crime rate and a tiny .32 property crime rate. One of the many benefits of living in a small town : ).
fatty arbuckle July 10, 2014 at 09:02 AM
lol i still have to laugh over the whole "Manchester by the sea name"


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