City of Carmel
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
Date: June 30, 2016
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Carmel named No. 1 Safest City to Raise a Child by SafeWise
CARMEL, IN –
Carmel has been named the No. 1 Safest City to Raise a Child by The SafeWise Report, which performed a statistical crime and community profile analysis to determine the 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child in America. Carmel was one of just two cities in Indiana to make the top 30, Fishers being the other at No. 2.
“The Carmel Police Department always goes the ‘extra mile’ when providing public safety services to our Community – especially our most vulnerable,” said Carmel Police Chief Tim Green. “From the first day on the Department to this day, I have considered myself part of a group of people, both sworn Officers and Civilian Staff, who have pride in what they do every day. We are dedicated to this Profession and take ownership in our assignments and responsibilities. When people care about what they are doing it makes a difference.”
SafeWise released its survey this week on its website. To compile the report, SafeWise researchers analyzed FBI violent crime data, sex offender populations, state graduation rates, school rankings and also factored in after-school programs and open spaces. All cities awarded have a population of 10,000 or greater.
The survey had this to say about Carmel: “Carmel, Indiana is the number one safest city in America to raise kids. That’s because the city puts an emphasis on its smallest residents — and infrastructure. Funny enough, Carmel has made history in the Guinness Book of World Records because it has the “World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.” This art center showcases student artwork and encourages local youth to get involved in music and the arts. Carmel also excels in general education. With award-winning schools and close to a 90% high school graduation rate, it’s a town that promotes health, safety, and success of its youngest inhabitants.”