(WHDH) — Massachusetts is home to 13 of the United States’ 100 safest small towns, according to a recent study.

SafeWise examined FBI crime report data and population information for 2019 and found that the following 13 Mass. towns are among the safest:

  • Wayland (6 overall)
  • Wenham (17 overall)
  • Boxford (22 overall)
  • Clinton (29 overall)
  • Norfolk (31 overall)
  • Groveland (36 overall)
  • Dover (47 overall)
  • Merrimac (54 overall)
  • Medway (62 overall)
  • Hamilton (67 overall)
  • Sterling (87 overall)
  • Stow (93 overall)
  • Southboro (96 overall)

The study showed that Massachusetts had the third-most safe small towns with New York and New Jersey taking the top spots.

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