New Rochelle had another good year on the public safety front. Crime statistics from 2013 are now fully compiled, and New Rochelle continues to enjoy the best safety record among similar-sized communities in New York and Westchester. We even stack up well against the national competition. Of the 110 cities nation-wide with populations between 75,000 and 100,000, New Rochelle’s crime rate is the 10th lowest. (Newton, MA wins top honors, in case you were wondering.) Year to year, our city’s crime rate dropped by 3% in 2013. Good work by New Rochelle’s men and women in blue, together with their community partners.