NASSAU COUNTY, NY – As County Executive, keeping Nassau residents safe is my highest priority. That’s why I’m especially proud to report that Nassau County has been named the safest community in America in 2020. US News assessed 3,000 municipalities across the nation and scored them relative to one another across seven metrics in three key areas – crime, injuries and public safety capacity – with individual metrics including violent crime rate, vehicle crash fatality rate, the share of public safety professionals within a population and per capita spending on health and emergency services (local fire and police protection). No one scored higher than Nassau.
I want to thank the brave men and women of the Nassau County Police Department, law enforcement, and our first responders, who deserve the credit for Nassau being the safest community in America. We’ve made a commitment to community policing and building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and the results are showing. As always, we will continue to put the health and safety of Nassau residents first.