PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Peekskill was recently ranked as the 22nd safest town in New York by home security vendor Safe Choice Security.
Safe Choice examined statistics that included violent and property crimes in order to rank the municipalities throughout the Empire State.
Peekskill, a city of 23,000, was praised for its extremely low crime rate witch includes 1.55 violent crimes per 1,000.
Property crimes were also extremely low, according to Safe Choice with only 9.25 crimes per 1,000.
Overall, Peekskill was rated safer than 74 percent of cities in America.
Briarcliff Manor was ranked the safest place to live in New York and is safer than 98 percent of U.S. cities.
Other Westchester towns included Pleasantville (No.4), Rye Brook (No. 7), Bronxville (No. 8), Harrison (No. 10), Tarrytown (No. 11), Scarsdale (No. 12), Croton (No. 13), Mamaroneck, (No. 14), Sleepy Hollow (No. 16), Hastings (No.17), Rye (No. 19), Dobbs Ferry (No. 24), Eastchester (No. 25) Mount Kisco, (No. 27), Ossining, (No. 28)
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