Fort Thomas has once again received notoriety for being one of the best cities in Kentucky. Value Penguin recently awarded Fort Thomas the #2 slot on their “10 Safest Cities in Kentucky” list. Value Penguin is a site dedicated to “providing the best In-Depth Research and Interactive Tools for all your financial decisions.” The site also mentions the Fort Thomas Independent School system's outstanding reputation. According to Value Penguin, “Those fortunate enough to live in Ft. Thomas enjoy one of the better school systems in the state with Highlands High School leading the way.”
Value Penguin takes into account four important statistics when creating their list of safest cities: violent crimes, property crimes, police officers, and residents per sex offender. In order to create their rankings system, they pulled information from eight different categories to create the four major criteria seen on the list. "Our study looked at eight factors and then ranked the 71 cities across each variable. We looked at murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, number of police officers per 1,000 residents, and number of residents per registered sex offender. Once each city was ranked in their respective category we averaged the rankings across all eight variables to arrive at our final results," said Vale Penguin. Here's how Fort Thomas measured up in the four major categories:
If you check out the entire list on Value Penguin's site, you will also notice the monopoly Northern Kentucky has on the top spots. Villa Hills took home the coveted #1 spot, while Edgewood came in behind Fort Thomas at #3. It's safe to say that even if you're not a Fort Thomas resident, Northern Kentucky is the place to be.