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Buffalo Grove named of one Illinois' safest cities

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Daily Herald report

The Village of Buffalo Grove has been named the second safest city in the state by a real estate brokerage firm.

All 10 cities on the list were in the suburbs. Other Northwest and West suburbs making the list included Geneva, 3, Bartlett, 4, Roselle, 5, Lisle, 6, Glen Ellyn, 7, Glenview, 8 and Libertyville, 10. Ranking first was south suburban Homer Glen.

The ratings from real estate firm Movoto were created using the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. Criteria analyzed include murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts and vehicles thefts.

The designation comes just months after Buffalo Grove was named to the list of "2014 Safest Cities in America" by community research firm NeighborhoodScout. And last September, the village was named among the "Money Magazine" best places to live in September 2013.

"We couldn't be more pleased," said village President Jeff Braiman said in a news release. "It is a testament to our public safety departments and the village as a whole to be honored in this way."

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