Wake Forest ranked among safest cities in NC

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:35am

Safety is something most people look for when choosing where to live, and Wake Forest residents may be in one of the safest areas in North Carolina, according to a new study.

The Town of Wake Forest was recently named the 15th-safest city in the state by BackgroundChecks.org.

The online background check portal gave each North Carolina city (with a population above 10,000) a score on its Safety Index, which combines FBI crime statistics and law enforcement employment numbers to calculate the safety of a given city. Twenty-four cities in the state, including Wake Forest, earned a 0.24 or above, indicating a high level of public safety well above the U.S. average. 

With a population of nearly 45,000 BackgroundChecks.org gave Wake Forest a Safety Index score of 0.39. Pinehurst ranked first with a Safety Index of 0.6, followed by Archdale (0.58), Holly Springs (0.54), Mount Airy (0.54) and Elon (0.51).

To view the entire list, visit https://backgroundchecks.org/safest-cities-in-north-carolina.html.