AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new study from AdvisorSmith ranks Amherst as the 14th safest mid-size city in America.
More than 3,100 small, mid-size and large cities were examined and ranked based on their violent and property crime rates.
According to the study, Amherst’s crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 residents, giving it a total crime score of 27.1.
Amherst beat both Rochester (184) and Syracuse (172) on the list.
Five California cities were ranked above Amherst, but the number one safest mid-size city was listed as Cary, North Carolina.
More information on the rankings can be found here.