The Safewise.com list highlighted North Reading's low crime rate and the town's Community Impact Team in keeping the town safe. Safewise is a home security review resource.
"We were pleased to discover the North Reading Community Impact Team (CIT). Forming a partnership between Youth Services, the North Reading Police Department, Fire Department, School Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Board of Selectmen, CIT advocates the use of non-traditional ways to lower crime and build a cooperative relationship between citizens and law enforcement. 'Action Teams' lead by dedicated community volunteers are an important part of the program’s success.
"In an effort to let the youth of the community be heard, the North Reading Youth Services strives to establish youth-driven social activities and promotes opportunities for youth to interact in a positive way with the community," according to Safewise.
Safewise reported the following statistics for North Reading:
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .99
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.75