New report reveals 50 safest cities, towns in Massachusetts

    The safest town in Massachusetts is Wayland, according to a new report from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

    In a report released Monday, the council ranked the safest cities and towns across the state by analyzing FBI crime data, in addition to population statistics.

    Analysts eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 5,000.

    Groveland, Norfolk, Clinton and Franklin rounded out the top five safest cities.

    View the complete list below:

    1. Wayland
    2. Groveland
    3. Norfolk
    4. Clinton
    5. Franklin
    6. Sudbury
    7. Georgetown
    8. Norton
    9. Holliston
    10. Harvard
    11. Rockport
    12. Carlisle
    13. Bedford
    14. Duxbury
    15. Dighton
    16. Boxborough
    17. Holden
    18. Lincoln
    19. Reading
    20. Lexington
    21. Norwell
    22. Manchester-by-the-Sea
    23. Ipswich
    24. Hamilton
    25. Southborough
    26. Upton
    27. Berkley
    28. Belmont
    29. Sterling
    30. Westford
    31. North Reading
    32. Needham
    33. Winchester
    34. Grafton
    35. Mendon
    36. Rochester
    37. Douglas
    38. Hopedale
    39. Concord
    40. Wellesley
    41. Billerica
    42. Merrimac
    43. Marshfield
    44. Stow
    45. Pembroke
    46. Hampden
    47. Hudson
    48. Groton
    49. Northborough
    ‚Äč50. Lynnfield

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