Safewise named Flushing one of the 100 safest cities in the United States in their 2017 report. Safewise uses FBI Crime data as the prime basis of their report. Safewise begins by establishing an appropriate population threshold for each state and then only studies those cities that are above that population determination. For each of these cities, they calculate a safety score based on information on violent crimes as well as property crimes. Then to level the playing field, this information is analyzed and scored to reflect crimes per 1,000 residents.
Those of us living in Flushing, already know what a great community we live in. It is nice to know that folks beyond our hometown also recognize that this is a great place to live, work and play.