By Staff

HOPKINTON (CBS) — Hopkinton is the safest city in America for 2021, according to a study by SafeWise. Massachusetts also had the second safest city: Franklin.

“Hopkinton is the safest city in America with zero reported violent crime incidents and a property crime rate of 1.61 incidents per 1,000 residents in the latest reporting year,” said SafeWise.

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Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania, Oakland Township, Michigan, and Bernards Township, New Jersey finished out the top five.

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Communities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic make up 68% of the list.

Massachusetts had the second-highest number of cities on the list with 17, which is two more than last year.

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Franklin had a reported violent crime rate of 0.06 and a property crime rate of 1.24. Staff