Backgroundchecks.org recently ranked the safest cities in each state and New Ulm made the Minnesota list! Minnesota contains 853 cities, according to the League of Minnesota Cities. New Ulm ranked #17, putting our town in the top 2% of all Minnesota cities! The article explains how they came up with the lists, “We used the most recent FBI crime statistics to create state rankings. There were initially 7,430 cities in the data set [nationally]. After filtering out the cities with populations of less than 10,000, 2,929 cities remained. We then calculated violent crime rates and property crime rates by dividing the crime numbers by the population to get rates per 1,000. We also calculated the ratio of law enforcement workers to per 1,000. These were weighted with -50% for the violent crime rate, -25% for the property crime rate, and +25% for the law enforcement rate. The resulting metric gave us a the safety index score.” The higher is number, the safer the city. New Ulm had a safety index of 0.3, well below the national average!
There are a lot of factors that go into deciding where to live like education, health care and safety. New Ulm has high ranking public and private schools to choose from, along with Martin Luther College on top of the hill. Thanks to the 5-star rated New Ulm Medical Center and the Heart of New Ulm project, New Ulm has become a community that supports a culture of wellness and helps people make healthier choices where they live, learn, work and play. And now we’ve been named one of Minnesota’s safest cities! To learn more about relocating to New Ulm, click here!
We’re wishing a special thanks to all of you that make New Ulm such a welcoming and safe community! Keep up the good work!
To see the full list of safest cities from backgroundchecks.org, click here.