TROY (WWJ) — For the 12th time in the last 17 rankings, Troy has been ranked No. 1 in the State of Michigan as the safest city.

CQ Press recently released their “City Crime Rankings 2015: Crime in Metropolitan America” in which Troy is ranked as the 1st overall safest city in Michigan and 23rd overall safest city in America, regardless of population size.

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Four other cities in Michigan made the Top 100 list:

23 – Troy

29  – Canton Township.

40 – Farmington Hills

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58 – Sterling Heights

59 – Livonia

Troy achieved “Safest City” rankings as high as fifth and sixth overall in the United States, in 2006 and 2005, respectively.

Incidents of violent crime — which include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — are extremely low. In 2013, there were only 59 violent crimes reported to the Troy Police Department, which represents less than 3.3 percent of the total FBI statistical crime reporting in Troy.

City officials released a statement in the wake of the accolade:

“This ‘Safest City’ ranking represents an ongoing and significant achievement not only for the Troy Police Department, but for the community in general.  It is a tribute to the residents; an excellent school system; strong prevention programs such as those provided by the Troy Community Coalition, Boys and Girls Club, Troy Families for Safe Homes, Troy Youth Assistance, and many others; an effective District Court; and an active business community.”

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Troy has consistently ranked among the top 25 safest cities in the United States with populations over 75,000 since 1998.