Easttown and Tredyffrin Among PA's Safest Towns, Report Says

Townships praised for low crime rates.

Patch file photo by Bob Byrne
Patch file photo by Bob Byrne
Easttown and Tredyffrin rank among the 30 safest towns in Pennsylvania, according to a study compiled by a private home security services company.

The Safewise Report ranks Easttown as the 27th and Tredyffrin as the 29th safest towns in Pennsylvania.

Despite a photo in the company's online report that shows the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia rather than a photo of Easttown, the report says this about #27 Easttown:

27. Easttown Township

Located in Chester County, Easttown was actively involved in the American Revolution and the same stalwart connection to justice and freedom still inhabit the spirit of the township. Crime statistics over the past 12 years show consistent declines in both violent and property crime rates, and in 2011 there no murders or robberies reported in Easttown Township.

The photo for Tredyffin appears to be a composite of shots that could have been taken in Valley Forge National Historical Park.   Here's what the report says about

#29. Tredyffrin Township

It’s no wonder the home of Valley Forge is a safe and thriving community for modern-day settlers looking for a secure place to call home. Tredyffrin Township is steeped in history and boasts a heritage of self-sufficient residents who look out their neighbors. Nestled in the center of the township is the Great Valley, once a fertile agricultural center that is known today as the high technology corridor. Residents and the Tredyffrin Township Police Department do the Father of our Country proud with a violent crime rate in 2010 that was 90.69% lower than the commonwealth’s violent crime rate.

Cecil Township in Washington County outside of Pittsburgh topped the Safewise list as the safest municipality in Pennsylvania.  You can see the entire list on the Safewise website.

Here's how Safewise describes itself in a press release announcing the rankings: "SafeWise is a community-focused security organization that is the source for everything safety and security. We help you compare security providers so you can best protect your home the way you want to. The SafeWise Report provides resources to help make homes and communities a safer place. We provide home security tips and tools, as well as the most recent news in the safety industry."



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