NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Naperville is the safest city in the nation for trick-or-treating, according to a new study. analyzed key safety metrics across 300 cities, including pedestrian fatalities, violent crime, property crime, number of registered sex offenders, and number of law enforcement employees.

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Highlights for Naperville include:

  • Low number of registered sex offenders: 2.1 per 10,000
  • Violent crime incidents: 3.6 per 10,000
  • Property crime incidents: 47.4 per 10,000
  • Average annual pedestrian fatalities: 1.67 (or 0.11 per 10,000)
  • Law enforcement employees: 16.8 per 10,000

Rounding out the top 5 are Gilbert, Arizona (No. 2); Frisco, Texas (No. 3); Sugar Land, Texas (No. 4) and Cary, North Carolina (No. 5).   

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Naperville is Illinois’ third-largest city, with nearly 150,000 residents.

The complete study can be accessed here.

WGN’s Larry Hawley recently compiled a list of scary attractions throughout the Chicago area open to the public this Halloween season. See more in the video player above.