Farmers Insurance has ranked the City of Ithaca as the Most Secure Place to Live in the United States for municipalities under 150,000 in population. The company annually ranks about 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security. The rankings consider crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy, mortality rates from cancer and motor vehicle accidents, and job loss numbers.
”We’ve been in the running for this award for a number of years, so to finally land the top spot is a very exciting accomplishment,” says Mayor Svante Myrick ’09. “Our enforcement officers and emergency responders work tirelessly day in and day out to keep our community safe and secure. This award is a real credit to their level of dedication.”