Carmel named No. 8 safest small city for retirement


In an article, published on, ranking America’s 20 safest small cities for retirement, Carmel, Indiana earned the #8 spot on the list.

They study analyzed data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report, and ranked each city based on the sum of violent and property crimes divided by the City’s population. The lower the statistical probability a resident would become a victim of a crime, the better a city ranks. Only cities with population between 50,000 and 100,000 residents were evaluated.  According to the survey, Carmel saw a total of 764 crimes in 2013, with only 20 of them violent and 744 property-related with the chance of becoming a victim being 0.9 percent.

“Although a small city, Carmel, Indiana has a thriving arts and leisure scene. Its art district is a population attraction for both residents and visitors alike,” the blog reported.

“Our police department works hard to keep our neighborhoods safe so that our residents feel comfortably safe when they take an evening stroll or walk their dogs in the morning,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “But our citizens also play a major role through neighborhood watch programs and by getting to know and looking after those who live nearby.”

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