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The National Council for Home Safety and Security recently ranked the safest cities in each state and New Ulm made the list! Minnesota contains 853 cities, according to the League of Minnesota Cities. New Ulm ranked #13, putting our town in the top 2% of all Minnesota cities! The article explains how they came up with the lists, “To identify the safest cities, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and cities with populations under 10,000. We computed the total number of crimes reported by each city by adding violent crimes and property crimes. We then created a crime rate as the number of crimes per 1,000 population. Then we transformed the total crime rate variable so that the skewness was reduced and normalized. Data from 2,831 law enforcement agencies was then collected to determine police adequacy (TotalCrimes / Number of police employees). We consider that the smaller the police adequacy statistic is, the safer the city is. This variable was also transformed and normalized.”
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. 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 The National Council for Home Safety and Security, click here: Safest Cities in Minnesota – 2020.
New Ulm was also recently ranked #3 of Best Places to Raise a Family in Minnesota for 2020. Click the link to learn more about that study.