Medfield was ranked No. 12 on a recent list of the 50 safest communities in Massachusetts.
The Safewise.com list, released last week, highlighted Medfield's low crime rate and commitment to offering recreation activities. Safewise is a home security review resource.
Sudbury earned the top spot on the list. Newton was ranked No. 38.
Here's what Safewise had to say about Medfield:
"Incorporated in 1651, you’re safe to assume Medfield is full of history. But it’s also a progressive community where innovative programs ensure citizens are well cared for. Perhaps the best way to get to know your new home town is by joining the non-profit New ‘N Towne. New ‘N Towne offers Medfield residents a variety of ways to get involved in their community and establish connections. Some of the group’s most popular activities include Couples Night Out, Running Club, Book Talk, Mommy and Me and fundraising events. Medfield’s Parks and Recreation Department is another way you and your family will make fast friends. From pre-school cooking classes to drama classes, archery and even essay writing workshops, you’ll be impressed with the comprehensive collection of activities Medfield’s Parks and Recreation Department offers your kids. Moms and dads, Medfield hasn’t forgotten about you. You’ll have the chance to take part in fencing, organized hikes, a program to help you train for your first 5k running race and more. Plus, you’ll feel good knowing that no matter what age your child is, Medfield has a dynamic summer program designed to entertain her and spark her imagination. Medfield not only ensures its residents enjoy safe streets, it also gives them plenty of reasons to come together and enjoy an array of activities."
Safewise.com reported the following statistics for Medfield:
- Violent crimes per 1,000 residents: 1.31
- Property crimes per 1,000 residents: 5.65