It can be pretty scary to watch the nightly news. Crime is something that's on a lot of peoples' minds these days, and it is a huge determining factor when choosing a place to live. Where are the safest places to go? According to some of these numbers from a recent report, you may not actually have to go too far.

The study, done by CCTV Camera World, used FBI data and ranked the safest cities and towns across the country. The study included data from the total crime rates collected from 7,000 areas in 2020. The total crime rate includes all violent crimes and property crimes. A number of towns from across New York state made the safe list, with several Hudson Valley towns representing near the top.

This is the total number of crimes per 100,000 residents.

5) Coxsackie (Greene)

6) Durham (Greene)

8) Pine Plains (Dutchess)

21) Chatham (Columbia)

22) Cornwall (Orange)

39) Chester (Orange)

72) Rye (Westchester)

75) Montgomery (Orange).

Northport, in Suffolk County, ranked second in the country only behind Wayland, Massachusetts, according to the study. Other New York state towns on the list:

4) Homer (Cortland)

11) Norfolk (St. Lawrence )

15) Webb (Herkimer)

16) Cooperstown (Otsego)

47) Caledonia (Livingston)

68) Hamilton (Madison)

89) Cape Vincent (Jefferson)

Yonkers actually ranked 8th safest on the Mid-Sized cities list (150,00 t0 500,00 residents). Long Beach and Carmel ranked 2nd and 6th respectively for small cities (50,000 to 149,000)

Read the FULL STUDY HERE.

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25 Hudson Valley Locations Featured in Movies

The Hudson Valley, or the new Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it's not stopping. From recent hits like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern- classic films like The Departed (2006), The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations, and the growth of independent filmmaking, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.

So, we compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in film. This list includes blockbuster hits and independent films too. We hope you enjoy reading through, and learn more about The Hudson Valley and film!