Benton Harbor ranked least safe in Michigan

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Benton Harbor has been ranked the least safe city in the entire state of Michigan.

That's according to real estate blog Movoto, Which analyzed crime statistics in 102 cities.

Ranked slightly higher than Benton Harbor, were Flint at number 101, and Detroit at 100.

Benton Harbor mayor James Hightower says the statistic is shocking, but he believes it's incorrect.

He says the city has seen a decline in crime in recent years.

The Herald-Palladium reports that the blog based their rankings on FBI reports from 2012.

In Berrien County, Lincoln Township and St. Joseph ranked in the top 25.

Movoto says Grosse Ile Township, near Detroit, is the safest town in Michigan.


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