Glen Cove is among six Long Island towns that were recently named among the 2017 safest places in New York by National Council for Home Safety and Security.
To come up with the listings, the organization reviewed the latest FBI crime statistics, along with its own population and research data. Any cities that didn't submit complete crime reports to the FBI were eliminated, as well as any cities with populations under 5,000.
The remaining cities were ranked basked on violent and property crimes per every 100,000 people. Violent crimes made up 70 percent of the score, while property crimes were the other 30. The numbers were then adjust to show the crime rates per 1,000 people.
Other studies have recongnized Glen Cove for safety. In November of 2016, the home security website Alarm System Reviews listed Glen Cove as the #27 safest place in New York.
To determine the safety rankings, the website used data from several national sources to find the number of violent and property crimes in communities with at least 2,500 residents. The website then used the total number of crimes and the reported population to assign an overall crime rate per 1,000 residents.
The rankings say Glen Cove, with a population of 27,241, has a 0.2 violent crime rate and a 3.6 property crime rate per 1,000.