Cicero’s effort to make the city safer continues to pay off as a national safety organization has tapped the town as one of the safest cities in Illinois.
SafeHome named Cicero the 14th safest city among all communities with more than 50,000 people. Joining the town were four other Southwest and West suburban communities, including Des Plaines, sixth place; Tinley Park, eighth place; Oak Lawn, ninth place; and Orland Park; 13th.
The rankings by SafeHome, an organization dedicated to making communities safer and conducting studies to identify at-risk communities around the country, take into consideration a number of factors including statistics and trends in violent crimes, property crimes, population and police-to-citizen ratios.
Based on the data, Cicero had a Safety Score of 82.85, with a 40.8 percent drop in violent crime. Wheaton, meanwhile, was listed at the top with a score of 90.43.
“We have been working hard as a community to build the New Cicero as a safe and enjoyable place,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “To recieve recognition as one of the state’s safest places to live proves that our efforts are working.”
SafeHome also published a national list of the country’s Safest Cities based on the same criteria.