West Michigan has some of the safest metro areas - Oct 24th, 2013 - Local

According to a recent report, West Michigan gets high marks for safety.
Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven each were included in a list of the country's safest metro areas, ranked by Farmers Insurance Group.
The Holland-Grand Haven area was ranked first in the 20 "most secure" mid-sized cities list. The rankings are based on a number of things including: economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, life expectancy, motor vehicle fatalities, and employment numbers.