Franklin ranked safest city in the country

By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

Franklin, Mass. has topped the list of safest cities in the country for the second year in a row.

NeighborhoodScout.com compiles a list of 100 cities based on data from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

The website says Franklin's violent crime rate and property crime rate rank well below state and national averages.

South Kingstown was the only Rhode Island town to make the list, coming in at #27.

You can view the full list of 100 safest cities here.

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