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Weston Ranked Second Safest Place in Massachusetts by Real Estate Report

Movoto reported that Weston residents have only a 1 in 221 chance of being a victim of a crime.

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When looking to purchase a new home, one of the first qualities buyers look for is a safe neighborhood.

According to one real estate blog, Weston ranks as the second safest place to live in Massachusetts.

Movoto ranked the 10 safest places to live in the state, and Weston was ranked No. 2 in the Bay State, coming in ahead of Norfolk, Franklin, Hopkinton, Duxbury, Holden, Shrewsbury, Wayland, and Bedford. Neighboring Sudbury took the top spot.

The blog said the town is known for its "quintessential community feel, and much of that has to do with how safe it is." Residents there had just 52 reports of crime in 2012, the majority being theft and Weston folks have a 1 in 221 chance of being the victim of any crime at all. 

To rank the safest towns in Massachusetts, Movoto analyzed the FBI's crime statistics from 2012, only taking into consideration towns with population greater than 10,000 residents. There were 168 cities and towns considered in the Movoto rankings.

Criteria for the list included violent crimes (rape, murder and assault), property crime (theft, burglary and motor vehicle thefts), and the odds that residents will be the victim of a crime.

Click here to read the Movoto report on the state's safest in its entirety.

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