The city of Ithaca has been named by Farmers Insurance as the Most Secure Place to Live in the United States for municipalities under 150,000 in population. Every year, Farmers ranks nearly 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security.
The rankings take into consideration crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy, mortality rates from cancer and motor vehicle accidents, and job loss numbers.
You can read the entire list which includes Syracuse in the Top 5 of large cities. Buffalo, Binghamton and Utica also rank.
In a prepared news release, Mayor Svante Myrick said, 'We've been in the running for this award for a number of years, so to finally land the top spot is a very exciting accomplishment! Our enforcement officers and emergency responders work tirelessly day in and day out to keep our community safe and secure. This award is a real credit to their level of dedication."
Farmers Insurance will present this award to the City on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm in Stewart Park, near the large pavilion.