An Internet lending site is stating St. Michael, Wright County’s largest community, is the safest city in Minnesota.
According to the site, St. Michael tops Chanhassen and its neighbor/partner city Albertville, which placed third overall.
Both are good news for the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, which patrols the two communities, as well as several others around the county.
Here’s the rundown of how the top communities were scored in terms of safety, according to Lending.Edu
LendEDU’s newest report recognizes the safest towns and cities in each state in the U.S. Using licensed data, we gathered the total crime risk score for every single town in the country. This score represents the combined risk of rape, murder, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny, and vehicle theft compared to the national average of 100.
If a city posted a total crime risk score of 200 it meant that place had twice the risk of crime compared to the national average. Or, a city that recorded a score of 50 had half the risk of crime compared to the national average. A lower crime risk score meant a safer community.
The tables below have ranked the safest towns in each state according to their difference from the national average crime risk score of 100. For example, if an incredibly safe community had a -98 difference from the national average, it meant that place had a crime risk score of two.
Cities that made the top of their state’s list had the highest negative difference from the national average; a higher negative difference meant a lower crime risk score, which meant a safer town.
Big Lake and Shoreview round out the site’s top five. Otsego, the fastest-growing community in Wright County, was the seventh safest city in Minnesota. Rogers, just across the Crow River from St. Michael, was 10th.
Richfield received the lowest score of any Minnesota community, but was still 4 points better than the national average, according to the site.