The top 101 safest cities in America
Based on Cities with a Population Over 50,000
The media can often make living in America feel very unsafe. There are many reports of violent crimes happening all over the nation which can undermine the importance of feeling safe where you live. When you feel safe, your stress levels are greatly reduced, knowing you can walk outside and run errands without having stay glued to the activity from your video doorbell.
We analyzed data from the FBI to statistically find out which cities are the safest in the nation. The FBI data is compiled from the information provided by 13,366 law enforcement agencies. We also used the Chapman University Survey of American Fears to highlight the crime rates of what Americans fear most, between violent crime and property crime rates. This is largely the reason why home security system purchases are on the rise.
Our results show hundreds of cities that have very low rates of crime, giving you peace of mind. New Jersey had the most, with 18 cities in our top 101 safest cities. California was next with 17 cities, followed by Illinois with 11 cities, most of which were located in the suburbs of Chicago. Many of the cities had very close scores — so close that their rankings could swap in the next year. Below you’ll see for yourself, in our easily digestible list of the 101 safest cities in the nation.
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here
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