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The 30 Safest Cities in America


Looking for a vacation destination where you can feel at ease? Considering relocating somewhere safer and less stressful? Insurance site AdvisorSmith analyzed FBI crime data to determine the safest cities in America, broken down by city size. 

AdvisorSmith looked at data for both violent crimes (robbery, assault, rape, and murder) and property crimes (burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft) and created a “crime score” that weights severe crimes more heavily than pettty crimes. 

The study divided U.S. cities into three categories, based on population size: Small (99,999-10,000), midsize (100,00-300,000), and large (over 300,000). 

Here are the top 10 safest small, midsize, and large cities in America according to AdvisorSmith.

The 10 Safest Small Cities in America

  1. Rye, NY
  2. Broadview Heights, OH
  3. Berkeley Heights, NJ
  4. Norfolk, MA
  5. Sparta, NJ
  6. River Vale, NJ
  7. Sagamore Hills, OH
  8. Bedford, NY
  9. Clearcreek, OH
  10. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

The 10 Safest Midsize Cities in America

  1. Carmel, IN
  2. Sugar Land, TX
  3. Cary, NC
  4. Thousand Oaks, CA
  5. Murrieta, CA
  6. Lakewood, NJ
  7. Allen, TX
  8. Santa Clarita, CA
  9. Irvine, CA
  10. Simi Valley, CA

The 10 Safest Large Cities in America

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Henderson, NV
  3. El Paso, TX
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Honolulu, HI
  6. Mesa, AZ
  7. New York, NY
  8. Santa Ana, CA
  9. Anaheim, CA
  10. Raleigh, NC

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