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GC Named 30th Safest 'City' in New York

Town praised for beauty, businesses, schools, and community programs.

(Photo: Heather Doyle)
(Photo: Heather Doyle)

With Adina Genn

Garden City is the 30th safest "city" in New York State, according to a recent report by SafeWise Security Systems.

The Salt Lake City-based home-security provider deemed GC 30th among 50 New York cities, praising its beautiful landscape, thriving business and school districts, and The Ethical Humanist Society, which for 60 years "has informed the community about ethical education for children and adults and spearheaded a number of ground-breaking programs."

The report cited FBI’s 2011 Crime in the U.S. Report as well as the company’s own research from the past two years. 

Topping the New York list is Floral Park, which is ranked the safest community. Also included are Port Washington (4), Glen Cove (7), Long Beach (10), Lynbrook (11), and Rockville Centre (29). 

Here's a look at the list:

1. Floral Park

2. Bedford

3. New Castle

4. Port Washington

5. Carmel

6. Scarsdale

7. Glen Cove

8. Eastchester

9. Hyde Park

10. Long Beach

11. Lynbrook

12. Mamaroneck

13. Peekskill

14. Stony Point

15. Ossining

16. Orangetown

17. Webster

18. Rye

19. Fishkill

20. Ramapo

21. Mount Pleasant

22. Cicero

23. Yorktown

24. Camillus

25. Ogden

26. Orchard Park

27. Rome

28. Haverstraw

29. Rockville Centre

30. Garden City

31. Bethlehem

32. Niskayuna

33. Manlius

34. Greenburgh

35. Amherst

36. Tonawanda

37. Lancaster

38. Depew

39. New Rochelle

40. Kenmore

41. Spring Valley

42. Saugerties

43. Cohoes

44. Clarkstown

45. North Tonawanda

46. Yonkers

47. New Windsor

48. West Seneca

49. Vestal

50. Cortland

DZ December 17, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Wow, where do the people who "rank" the safest cities get their information? Does someone from Garden City write that? 11 home burglaries since October 1 , and another 3 attempted burglaries. How is that considered one of the safest towns in NYS?
Lil December 17, 2013 at 08:19 PM
30th out of 50? And we are proud of this?
J Grippo January 02, 2014 at 09:55 PM
Peekskill, Ossining and New Rochelle? Who came up with this list??
Joe Vette January 08, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Bedford is the best! Just drive along Route 22 and you'll see why. The john boat is on Reservoir Road where movie stars jog.

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