The City of Ithaca has been named by Farmers Insurance as the Most Secure Place to Live among city’s with less than 150,000 people. Each year, the insurance company ranks nearly 400 U.S. communities based on safety and security.
The rankings take into consideration 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.
Syracuse was named fourth safest among large city’s.
In a news release, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said, "To land the top spot is a very exciting accomplishment!"
Farmers Insurance will present this award to the city today.