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North Reading Named One of Safest Places in Massachusetts

The North Reading Community Impact Team highlighted in the list.

North Reading has been ranked No. 34 on a recent list of the 50 safest communities in Massachusetts.

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

Find the complete list here.

Ramona July 07, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Really...who says? ...can't believe this article comes out after the 3 heroin overdoses stated on the front of our towns local paper this past week. Town needs distractions for teens and pre-teens...after school and during summer that doesn't cost a parent to have to get a third job to afford it.
Lori Jensen July 07, 2014 at 01:20 PM
I agree with you on that Ramona!!

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