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Northampton and Buckingham townships ranked among Top 10 safest communities to live in Pennsylvania


BUCKS COUNTY Buckingham and Northampton townships in Bucks County are among the top 10 safest communities to live in Pennsylvania, according to a ranking published by Movoto Real Estate.


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Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 // Tracking and UI var addthis_config = { data_track_clickback:true, ui_click:true, ui_offset_top: 40, ui_offset_left: 60, ui_delay: 70, services_compact:'digg,evernote,fark,google_plusone,hotmail,instapaper,myaol,reddit,tumblr,wordpress,yahoomail,more', }; // Social Share Templates var addthis_share = { templates: { twitter: ' + GetMetaPropValue("og:title") + ' - {{url}} (from @advanceofbucks)' } } #PinItButton { background: repeat scroll 0 -11px transparent !important; height: 15px !important; } View and purchase photos BUCKS COUNTY >> Buckingham and Northampton townships in Bucks County are among the top 10 safest communities to live in Pennsylvania, according to a ranking published by Movoto Real Estate.Movoto, which considered communities with populations numbering more than 10,000 for its website story, based its rankings on the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Code, which included statistics for murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts and vehicle thefts.“Once we omitted places that didn’t report data to the bureau that year, we were left with a grand total of 214 places,” said Movoto in its blog posting“We calculated the crime rates for each place based on crimes per capita (or per person), in order to level the playing field for both large and small placesThen, we ranked each place with a score from one to 214, with the lower scores being the safer places.”Each municipality making the top 10 list reported no murders in 2013, according to Movoto.Buckingham, which ranked second, had just two violent crimes and the lowest number of property crimes – 97, while Northampton, ranked fifth, had one of the lowest numbers of overall crimes – the eighth lowest per person, according to MovotoNorthampton's 195 crimes included 185 property crimes (seventh lowest per person) and 10 violent crimes (14th lowest per person).“Adding it all up, this left residents (of Northampton) with just a 1 in 204 chance of being the victim of crime of any kind.”CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY The listing ranks Upper Providence Township (Delaware County) as the safest community to live in PennsylvaniaBuckingham ranks number two; Upper Uwchlan (Chester County), 3; Franklin Park Borough (Allegheny County), 4; Northampton Township, 5; Lower Salford (Montgomery County), 6; South Fayette (Allegheny County), 7; Upper StClair (Allegheny County), 8; Peters Township (Washington County), 9; and Forks Township (Northampton County), 10.Other Bucks County communities making Movoto's Top 50 ranking were Newtown Township, at 13; New Britain Township, 14; and Doylestown Township, 42.In comparison to Movoto's top safest communities, Philadelphia recorded 70,526 crimes in 2013  — 53,452 property crimes and 17,074 violent crimes, 247 of which were murders 1 See Full Story 1 2 See Full Story 1 2 3 See Full Story 1 2 3 4 See Full Story BUCKS COUNTY >> Buckingham and Northampton townships in Bucks County are among the top 10 safest communities to live in Pennsylvania, according to a ranking published by Movoto Real Estate.Movoto, which considered communities with populations numbering more than 10,000 for its website story, based its rankings on the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Code, which included statistics for murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts and vehicle thefts.“Once we omitted places that didn’t report data to the bureau that year, we were left with a grand total of 214 places,” said Movoto in its blog posting“We calculated the crime rates for each place based on crimes per capita (or per person), in order to level the playing field for both large and small placesThen, we ranked each place with a score from one to 214, with the lower scores being the safer places.”Each municipality making the top 10 list reported no murders in 2013, according to Movoto.Buckingham, which ranked second, had just two violent crimes and the lowest number of property crimes – 97, while Northampton, ranked fifth, had one of the lowest numbers of overall crimes – the eighth lowest per person, according to MovotoNorthampton's 195 crimes included 185 property crimes (seventh lowest per person) and 10 violent crimes (14th lowest per person).“Adding it all up, this left residents (of Northampton) with just a 1 in 204 chance of being the victim of crime of any kind.”CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY The listing ranks Upper Providence Township (Delaware County) as the safest community to live in PennsylvaniaBuckingham ranks number two; Upper Uwchlan (Chester County), 3; Franklin Park Borough (Allegheny County), 4; Northampton Township, 5; Lower Salford (Montgomery County), 6; South Fayette (Allegheny County), 7; Upper StClair (Allegheny County), 8; Peters Township (Washington County), 9; and Forks Township (Northampton County), 10.Other Bucks County communities making Movoto's Top 50 ranking were Newtown Township, at 13; New Britain Township, 14; and Doylestown Township, 42.In comparison to Movoto's top safest communities, Philadelphia recorded 70,526 crimes in 2013  — 53,452 property crimes and 17,074 violent crimes, 247 of which were murders. 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