Safest Cities in America

The Safest Cities in America

We can't control when bad things happen, but we can control where we live. We've compiled a list of some of the safest states in the U.S. and the top five safest cities from each state.

According to USA.GOV, the following states rank from safest to least safe.

1

Vermont

2

Maine

3

Massachusetts

4

Minnesota

5

New Hampshire

6

Washington

7

Connecticut

8

Rhode Island

9

Utah

10

Hawaii

11

Virginia

12

Oregon

13

New York

14

Maryland

15

New Jersey

16

Indiana

17

North Carolina

18

Iowa

19

Arizona

20

Wisconsin

21

California

22

Pennsylvania

23

Ohio

24

Idaho

25

Delaware

26

Illinois

27

Kentucky

28

Michigan

29

Colorado

30

Nevada

31

West Virginia

32

Georgia

33

Wyoming

34

Nebraska

35

Tennessee

36

New Mexico

37

Kansas

38

Alaska

39

North Dakota

40

Alabama

41

Texas

42

Florida

43

South Dakota

44

Montana

45

Arkansas

46

Missouri

47

South Carolina

48

Oklahoma

49

Louisiana

50

Mississippi

 

The Safest Cities in Alabama
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The Safest Cities in Alabama

1) Madison

The 10th largest city in Alabama, Madison is considered the safest city in the state. Madison is home to 43,000 people.

2) Hoover

Hoover is the largest suburb of Birmingham, though it's viewed as the sixth largest city in the state. 81,600 people live here, and it's considered the second safest city in Alabama.

3) Decatur

Decatur is nicknamed the River City and is the third safest city in Alabama. It's the eighth largest city in the state.

4) Auburn

Auburn is a college town, best known for housing Auburn University. Auburn is the fourth safest city in Alabama and has a population of 57,000 people.

5) Dothan

Dothan is nicknamed the Peanut Capital of the World because one-fourth of the nation's peanut crop is produced nearby. Dothan is the state's fifth safest city.

The Safest Cities in Arizona
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The Safest Cities in Arizona

1) Sahuarita

With a population of 25,736, Sahuarita is considered one of the safest cities in Arizona. You have a one in 69 chance of being a victim of a crime.

2) Oro Valley

Oro Valley has a remarkably low crime rate. In 2012 there were only 21 violent crimes recorded. 41,786 residents call Oro Valley home.

3) Gilbert

For its size, Gilbert is considered one of the safest places to live in the entire country. 215,264 people live in Gilbert, and it's widely known for its low theft rates.

4) Florence

Florence holds three state prisons, but it's still considered one of the safest cities in Arizona. Rape and murder are practically non-existent, and most crimes were property related. Florence has a population of 25,795.

5) Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley may be the perfect name for this city. It's the fifth safest city in Arizona because of its shockingly low crime rate (there were only nine violent crimes in 2012). 13,177 call Paradise Valley home.

The Safest Cities in Arkansas
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The Safest Cities in Arkansas

1) Siloam Springs

Siloam Springs is the safest city in Arkansas because there are only 3,195 crimes per 100,000 people with none being connected to murder.

2) Bella Vista

Bella Vista has slowly transformed from a resort community to a retirement community with amazingly low crime rates. The likelihood of being a victim of a violent crime is extremely low.

3) Sherwood

Sherwood is considered one of the safest cities in the state due to its low murder rates. In 2012 there were zero murders in the city.

4) Mountain Home

Mountain Home is hidden in the Ozark Mountains and has one of the lowest crime rates in the state.

5) Rogers

Rogers is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and is also one of the safest. With overall low crime rates, there's a reason so many people are moving there.

The Safest Cities in California
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The Safest Cities in California

1) Hillsborough

Hillsborough is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States. Crime is practically nonexistent here with only nine violent crimes per 100,000 people.

2) Saratoga

Saratoga is a city known for being family-friendly and home to many high-end boutiques. The safety here is unquestionable. Over 30,000 people live in Saratoga.

3) Laguna Woods

The retirement city of Laguna Woods has a median age of 78. Sitting on the border of Laguna Beach the crime rates here are very low.

4) Imperial

Located in the desert, Imperial is a great place to live if you're a bird watcher. It's one of the safest cities to live in California due to its low number of violent crimes.

5) Moraga

Moraga is known for its top-notch school district and has reported only 36 violent crimes per every 100,000 residents.

The Safest Cities in Colorado
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The Safest Cities in Colorado

1) Erie

Erie is one of the safest cities in Colorado, experiencing zero murders in 2012 and having an overall low crime rate regarding violent crimes and theft.

2) Firestone

The likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Firestone is slim to none. In fact, the possibility is a mere 1 in 104.

3) Windsor

Windsor is recognized as one of the safest cities in Colorado, having some of the lowest crime rates in the state.

4) Parker

Parker has a population of 47,000 people and ranks well as a city with overall low crime rates. This is especially true for property crimes, which are especially low.

5) Fruita

Fruita is a small town with minimal amounts of crime. When compared to other cities of equal size, Fruita is among the safest to live.

The Safest Cities in Florida
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The Safest Cities in Florida

1) Marco Island

Despite its exotic name, Marco Island is your average town. It's also one of the safest with no murders, rapes, or robberies reported in 2013.

2) Parkland

Parkland also has no murders to report. With a population of 26,264 people, that's impressive. It's reported that your chances of being the victim of a violent crime are 1 in 100.

3) Niceville

Niceville is the third safest city in Florida because of its overall low crime rates, including no reported murders in 2013. Niceville also has the fifth lowest property crime in the state.

4) North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach is small with its population of 12,352 people. With the 10th lowest total crime, 11th lowest property crime, and 10th lowest violent crime North Palm Beach offers a safe place to live.

5) Winter Springs

The numbers don't lie, with the fourth lowest property crime per capita, Winter Springs is one of the safest places to live in Florida.

The Safest Cities in Georgia
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The Safest Cities in Georgia

1) Johns Creek

Johns Creek is the safest city in Georgia with no reported murders in 2012. Johns Creek also only experienced 20 grand theft auto cases, an astonishing statistic when you consider the size of this town.

2) Acworth

Acworth is the second safest city in Georgia because there are only 33 assaults per 100,000 people.

3) Canton

With no murders reported in 2012 and a 1 in 55 chance of being a victim of a crime, Canton is one of the safer cities in Georgia for a reason.

4) Kennesaw

With zero murders, 29 robberies per 100,000 people and three rapes, Kennesaw provides a promising sanctuary for families seeking a safe place to live.

5) Grovetown

With low vehicle thefts and no reported murders, Grovetown most certainly outclasses many of the other more dangerous cities in Georgia.

The Safest Cities in Illinois
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The Safest Cities in Illinois

1) Griggsville

The tiny town of Griggsville is home to only 1,200 residents and has zero crime. If you're looking for one of the safest places to live in the United States, Griggsville should be a top contender.

2) Browning

There's just something about Illinois, because the city of Browning also has no crime, with a crime index of 100. The fact that only 130 people live there might have something to do with it.

3) Pittsfield

Known for its annual Pig Days festival and aptly dubbed "Pork Capital" of the Midwest, the crime index in Pittsfield is 99.

4) Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is yet another small town in Illinois with a small population of 1,000 people. It's the home of the annual Pike County Fair and has a Crime Index of 99.

5) Hutsonville

Hutsonville is the fifth safest city in Illinois due to its crime index of 98. The 500 residents of Hutsonville enjoy a quiet life virtually free of crime.

The Safest Cities in Indiana
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The Safest Cities in Indiana

1) Zionsville

For its population of 24,000 people, Zionsville is surprisingly safe. In 2012 there were zero reported violent crimes. Overall, you have a one in 518 chance of being targeted by a violent crime in Zionsville.

2) Carmel

In Carmel, there were just 1,000 total crimes per 100,000 people in 2012. Those numbers are incredibly low, making Carmel an excellent place to visit in Indiana.

3) Fishers

Fishers is the third safest city in Indiana due to its significant lack of violent crimes. With no murders and few overall violent crimes, Fishers is an all-around safe city.

4) St. John

St. John is an overall safe city, but it ranks especially well for its lack of property crimes.

5) Jasper

Jasper has a nice homey vibe and is safer than many cities in the country. In 2012 there were only 39 reported violent crimes in Jasper.

The Safest Cities in Iowa
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The Safest Cities in Iowa

1) Waukee

Waukee holds the title as the safest city in Iowa. It has a population of 16,633 and is considered the safest place to live in the state.

2) Johnston

The city of Johnston comes in as the second safest city in the state with just seven reported violent crimes in 2013 thus making it the least violent place to live in Iowa.

3) Ankeny

Ankeny is the third safest city in Iowa. It has the sixth-fewest property crimes, third fewest violent crimes, and fifth fewest total crimes per person in the entire state.

4) Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls has a population of 40,200 citizens, and there have only been 547 reported crimes in 2013. None of the crimes were murders.

5) North Liberty

North Liberty used to be the eighth most dangerous city in Iowa. Now it's the fifth due to a drastic decrease in property crimes. North Liberty has a population of 14,821 people.

The Safest Cities in Louisiana
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The Safest Cities in Louisiana

1) Metairie

Metairie isn't exactly a city. It's a census-designated area. Despite this, Metairie is still considered the safest city in Louisiana with a crime index much lower than the state average.

2) Kenner

Kenner is the sixth largest city in Louisiana and has a reputation for being a safe place to live. Kenner is home to 66,000 people and has a low crime index.

3) Bossier City

Bossier is the eighth largest city in Louisiana with a population of 61,000. It is the third safest city in Louisiana.

4) Lake Charles

Lake Charles is a historical town. It was first founded in 1867 and originally had the name of Charleston. Lake Charles is now the fourth safest city in Louisiana.

5) New Orleans

You might be surprised to learn that New Orleans is the fifth safest city in Louisiana. Keep in mind that all of the violence reported in the city is confined to just a few areas. The vast majority of the city is relatively safe.

The Safest Cities in Maryland
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The Safest Cities in Maryland

1) Hampstead

Hampstead is the safest city in Maryland for a number of reasons. It only has 6,393 people and only experienced a total of 77 crimes throughout the entire year of 2012.

2) Ocean Pines

Ocean Pines is nearly double the size of Hampstead with a population of 11,935 people and is the second safest city in Maryland. It only saw 14 violent crimes and 83 property crimes in 2012.

3) Thurmont

Thurmont ranks about the same as Ocean Pines regarding safety. The primary difference is the population. 6,320 people call Thurmont home.

4) Glenarden

Glenarden is another city with similar safety statistics close to Thurmont and Ocean Pines. Thurmont had just seven violent crimes in 2012 and had a population of 6,113 people.

5) Taneytown

Taneytown is a cozy little city with a population of 6,801 residents It's the fifth safest city in Maryland because you only have a 1 in 63 chance of being the victim of a violent crime.

The Safest Cities in Massachusetts
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The Safest Cities in Massachusetts

1) Sudbury

Sudbury sports beautiful colonial homes and has a rich history. It's the safest city in Massachusetts due to its low crime rate.

2) Weston

The city of Weston has been around for over 300 years and has a very tight-knit community of 11,472 residents. The crime rate is quite low and provides the perfect environment for a family.

3) Norfolk

Norfolk comes in as the third safest city in Massachusetts. It has a population of 11,000 residents and has experienced only 57 crimes in 2012.

4) Franklin

Franklin is easily the most historic town on this list. It holds the nation's first library where Benjamin Franklin himself donated the first books. It's also home to the first one-room classroom that's still used to this day. Franklin has a population of 32,000 residents and is the fourth safest city in Massachusetts.

5) Hopkinton

If you truly want to be safe from violent crimes, Hopkinton is the place to go. It has a population of 15,214 people and has only experienced two violent crimes in 2012.

The Safest Cities in Michigan
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The Safest Cities in Michigan

1) Cedar

This unincorporated community has less than 100 residents. With its small size, crime doesn't exist. Cedar has a crime index of 100.

2) Forestville

Forestville is also quite small, with a population of only 134 residents. Though it has a crime index of 100, it's still considered the second safest city in Michigan.

3) Eagle

Eagle is yet another cozy little city with a population of 124 residents. Unsurprisingly at this point, the crime index is 100.

4) Bellevue

Bellevue is on the bigger side (when compared to the other Michigan cities on this list), with a population of 1,280. Despite being ten times as large, Bellevue still has a crime index of 100.

5) Grosse Pointe Shores

Grosse Pointe Shores is one of the more affluent cities in Michigan. It has a population of 3,000 people and has a crime index of 98.

The Safest Cities in Minnesota
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The Safest Cities in Minnesota

1) Plymouth

Plymouth is a suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area though it does have city rights. Plymouth is the seventh largest city in Minnesota and has a population of 70,500 people. It's the safest city in the state.

2) Woodbury

Woodbury is the 10th largest city in Minnesota. It has a crime index 14% lower than the state average and is the second safest city in Minnesota.

3) Rochester

Rochester is on the larger side with a population of 107,000 people. This makes Rochester the third safest city in Minnesota as well as the third largest.

4) Eagan

Once upon a time, Eagan was a tiny rural Irish community that focused heavily on farming. Now it's the ninth largest city in the state and the fourth safest place to live in Minnesota.

5) Bloomington

Established during the housing boom that swept the nation post world war 2, Bloomington is a suburb of Minneapolis. It's the fifth largest city in Minnesota and has a population of 86,000 people. It's the fifth safest city in the state.

The Safest Cities in Missouri
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The Safest Cities in Missouri

1) Town and Country

This city has a population of 10,833 people and has a very low crime rate. In 2012 it only had three violent crimes none of which involved murder.

2) Ballwin

Ballwin has a rather sizable population of around 30,454. Overall, it only experienced 234 crimes in 2012 which meant that the citizens of Ballwin had a one in 130 chance of being a victim of a violent crime.

3) Chesterfield

Chesterfield is known for its restaurants and stores. It's the 14th largest city in Missouri and is the third safest city in the state. Chesterfield has a population of 47,560 residents.

4) Webster Groves

Webster Groves is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the state. It's also the fourth safest neighborhood in Missouri because it has very low property crime rates.

5) O' Fallon

Not only is O' Fallon the fifth safest place to live in Missouri, but it has also been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the Best 100 Places to Live in the country. 80,670 call O' Fallon home and most crimes in the area are largely property related.

The Safest Cities in New Jersey
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The Safest Cities in New Jersey

1) Mahwah

Mahwah is impressive for not only being the safest city in New Jersey, but it's has a Crime Index of 99 while housing a population of 26,000 people.

2) Short Hills

Short Hills is a census-designated area and has a population of 13,000 people. It has a Crime Index of 99 and is the second safest city in the state.

3) Chesterfield

Chesterfield has a rich history that can be traced back to its founding on November 6, 1688. Chesterfield is a bit on the smaller side with a population of 7,700 residents. With a Crime Index of 98, Chesterfield is the third safest city in New Jersey.

4) Millburn

Millburn is much like Mahwah in that it has a larger population (20,000 residents) but has a Crime Index of 98. You can find the oldest regional theaters in Millburn.

5) Peapack and Gladstone

The strange name of this city can be broken down in a simple manner: 'peapackton' means marriage of the waters in Lenape Native American, while Gladstone is named after the British Prime Minister. A strange combination indeed, but it has a Crime Index of 97 nonetheless, making it the fifth safest city in New Jersey.

The Safest Cities in North Carolina
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The Safest Cities in North Carolina

1) Corolla

Corolla is an unincorporated community that serves as the safest city in North Carolina. Normally, Corolla is home to around 500 residents, but when summer comes around thousands of visitors roll through town. Corolla has a crime index of 100.

2) River Bend

River Bend is much larger than Corolla though it's still considered small with a population of 3,150. It has a Crime Index of 97.

3) Marvin

Marvin is a large village that houses 5,700 people. It's the third safest place to live in the state with a Crime Index of 96.

4) Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is a small island that can only be reached by water. It has been featured in a number of movies and is the fourth safest place to live in North Carolina.

5) Topsail Beach

Topsail is yet another tiny town that attracts scores of visitors during the summer months. It only has a population of 370 people and is the fifth safest town in North Carolina.

The Safest Cities in Ohio
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The Safest Cities in Ohio

1) Tiltonsville

The safest place to live in Ohio is Tiltonsville. It has a population of 1,300 residents and has the perfect crime index of 100.

2) LaRue

Named after a French immigrant, LaRue has an even smaller population than Tiltonsville at 750 residents. LaRue has a thriving 19th-century business district and has a Crime Index of 100.

3) Smithfield

Another smaller village with a perfect Crime Index is Smithfield. It has 870 residents and is the third safest place to live in Ohio.

4) Spencer

Spencer places at the fourth safest place to live in Ohio with a population of 750 people and a perfect Crime Index.

5) Homeworth

Homeworth is a tiny town tucked away between rolling hills and farms. Less than 500 people call this town home, and it has a Crime Index of 100.

The Safest Cities in Oklahoma
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The Safest Cities in Oklahoma

1) Yukon

Yukon is more of a community where people lay their head down at night to commute into Oklahoma city for their day jobs. It has relatively low crime rates and is the safest city in Oklahoma.

2) Mustang

Mustang is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and comes in as the second safest city in Oklahoma. There are only 160 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

3) Sapulpa

Sapulpa is the county seat of Creek County. With no murders and low overall crime rates, Sapulpa doesn't just act as a central location for government, but it's also the third safest city in the state.

4) Edmond

Edmond has garnered national attention having been chosen as the top pick on CNBC's "10 perfect Suburbs" list in 2011. It has a low crime rate of 2,113 crimes per 100,000 people, making it the fourth safest city in Oklahoma.

5) Owasso

Owasso brings up the rear as the fifth safest city in Oklahoma. With a crime rate of 2,744 crimes per 100,000 people, most residents should feel safe knowing their city is safer than most.

The Safest Cities in Oregon
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The Safest Cities in Oregon

1) West Linn

Easily the safest city in Oregon, West Linn sits in close proximity to Portland but doesn't experience the same rate of crime as its bigger neighbor. In fact, there were only five reported violent crimes in 2012

2) Wilsonville

Wilsonville is located in the Portland Metropolitan Area and has a population of 20,000. Wilsonville is the second safest city in Oregon because you only have a 1 in 68 chance of being a victim of a crime.

3) Sherwood

Sherwood was named after the Sherwood Forest in England which was protected by Robin Hood and his merry band of men. With a population of 18,699 residents, Sherwood the third safest city in Oregon.

The Safest Cities in Rhode Island
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The Safest Cities in Rhode Island

1) Little Compton

Little Compton is easily the safest city in Rhode Island due to the fact that it didn't experience a single violent crime in all of 2013. Overall, all incidences of nonviolent crimes are extremely low.

2) Glocester

With zero murders to its name in 2013, a population of around 10,000, and only 52 reported crimes, Glocester has proven to be a very safe city to live in.

3) Scituate

Every year, Scituate seems to get a little bit safer. With a population of 10,443, residents of this Rhode Island city experienced four violent crimes in 2012 and only three in 2013.

The Safest Cities in South Carolina
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The Safest Cities in South Carolina

1) Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is appropriately named as it is the safest city in South Carolina. The Crime Index is 65% lower than the state average.

2) Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is indeed an island with 12 miles of beach front. The island is popular during the summer months and is the second safest city in the state.

3) Charleston

Charleston has a rich history that can be traced back to its founding in 1670. It's the second largest city in South Carolina and also the third safest destination in the state.

The Safest Cities in Tennessee
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The Safest Cities in Tennessee

1) Spring Hill

With a population of 32,000 people, Spring Hill has a relatively low crime rate. It has the lowest property crimes in the state as well as a low number of violent crimes.

2) Franklin

Franklin is the second safest place to live in Tennessee. With low overall crimes you only have a 1 in 61 chance of being a victim of a crime while in the city.

3) White House

White House may be the third safest city in Tennessee, but in 2013 it still had the least number of violent crimes per person in the state. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of being the victim of a violent crime.

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The Safest Cities in Texas

1) Flower Mound

Flower Mound is located just north of Dallas, and it's much safer than its neighbor. In fact, it's the safest city in the state. You have a one in 117 chance of being victim of a violent crime in Flower Mound where in Dallas, you have a 1 in 20!

2) Keller

Keller was ranked one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine. This city is affluent and safe to live. The crime stats are low, second only to Flower Mound.

3) Friendswood

With such a friendly sounding name it's no wonder that Friendswood is the third safest city in Texas. Friendswood experienced zero murders in 2012 and has especially low property crime rates.

The Safest Cities in Utah
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The Safest Cities in Utah

1) Heber

Heber holds the title as the safest city in Utah, and rightly so. Heber only experienced 635 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012, none of which were murders.

2) Syracuse

Syracuse is located just 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. Syracuse has very low property crimes as well as low overall crimes in general.

3) Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove is also known as Utah's City of Trees and is the third safest city in the state. There were only 29 crimes per 100,000 people in 2012. Just like Heber, Pleasant Grove didn't experience any murders.

The Safest Cities in Virginia
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The Safest Cities in Virginia

1) Poquoson

Poquoson derives its name from Native American roots and translates to "flat, boring land" or "the great marsh". Whatever the case, the 12,000 residents of this city only have to deal with a minimal amount of crime, making Poquoson the safest city in Virginia.

2) Vienna

Vienna was named as the third best place to live in the United States in 2013 by CNN Money. Being located near Washington D.C., surrounded by high quality public schools and only experiencing six violent crimes in 2012, Vienna is rightly named the second safest city in Virginia.

3) Blacksburg

Blacksburg has the largest population in the state, housing over 43,000 people. It's also the 15th largest overall municipality, the home of Virginia Tech University, and is considered the best college town in the south. Most importantly Blacksburg is the third safest city in the state.

The Safest Cities in Wisconsin
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The Safest Cities in Wisconsin

1) Hobart-Lawrence

Be mindful that Hobart and Lawrence are two separate communities, however the FBI gathered their data as just a single entity. Either way, Both Hobart and Lawrence experienced zero violent crimes in 2013, making these communities the safest in Wisconsin.

2) Mequon

Mequon has a population of 23,264 residents and has the second lowest number of property crimes and the third lowest number of violent crimes per person making it the second safest place in Wisconsin.

3) Muskego

Muskego sits firmly as the third safest location in Wisconsin because it only experience 196 crimes in 2012. With a population of 24,200 people that's an impressive number.

The Safest Cities in Vermont
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The Safest Cities in Vermont

1) Woodstock

With a population of 3,000 residents, Woodstock is the safest city in Vermont. In 2013, there were zero violent crimes. Furthermore, Woodstock has the second-fewest property crimes in the state.

2) Norwich

Just like Woodstock, Norwich also had zero violent crimes in all of 2013. Overall, Norwich experienced 51 property crimes during that year, giving the city the 10th fewest crimes per person in Vermont.

3) Hinesburg

With its low crime rate and a small population of 4,475 Hinesburg is the third safest city in Vermont. In 2013 Hinesburg only experienced 53 crimes, all of which were property related.

The Safest Cities in Maine
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The Safest Cities in Maine

1) Yarmouth

Yarmouth is the safest city in Maine due to its low property crimes. In 2012 Yarmouth only experienced 932 property crimes per 100,000 people and 980 overall crimes per 100,000 people.

2) Orono

Orono is a college town and viewed as one of the most fun places to visit in Maine. With low crime rates (Orono only experienced 29 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012), Orono is the second safest city in Maine.

3) Winslow

Winslow also experienced no murders in 2012. Furthermore, it's the third safest city in Maine because of its overall low violent crime rates.

The Safest Cities in New Hampshire
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The Safest Cities in New Hampshire

1) Exeter

Exeter has a population of over 14,000 residents and is considered the safest city in New Hampshire. With minuscule amounts of property crimes, violent crimes, grand theft auto and overall crime in general, Exeter have most certainly earned that title.

2) Londonderry

In 2012, Londonderry experienced only 102 violent crimes per 100,000 people. It also experienced zero murders in 2012, making it the second safest place in New Hampshire.

3) Durham

Durham is the home to the University of New Hampshire. You only have a one in 107 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Durham.

The Safest Cities in Washington
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The Safest Cities in Washington

1) Inchelium

The tiny town of Incehlium only has a population o 410, so there's a good chance that all of the residents know each other. Incehlium has a crime index of 98, making it practically crime free.

2) Cathlamet

Cathlamet holds the honor as the second safest city in Washington and is only slightly larger than Incehlium with a population of 532 residents. It has a Crime Index of 97.

3) Colton

Colton is yet another cozy little town with a population of 430 people. It has a Crime Index of 95 and is the third-safest city in Washington.

The Safest Cities in Connecticut
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The Safest Cities in Connecticut

1) Stamford

Stamford is an affluent neighborhood with high-quality shopping and eating venues, excellent schools, and is home to the Stamford Museum. It's the safest town in Connecticut due to its low crime rates.

2) Bethel

With its perfect temperatures during the summer, Bethel is a very desirable place to live. It's also the second safest town in Connecticut due to its low crime rates.

3) Danbury

Danbury holds the unique nickname "Hat City" due to its rich history involving hats. Home to Western Connecticut State University, Danbury is the third safest city in the state.

The Safest Cities in Hawaii
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The Safest Cities in Hawaii

1) Napili-Honokowai

One could say that Napili-Honokowai has the best weather in all of Hawaii. With its unique food and a low unemployment rate of 5.7, Napili-Honokowai is the safest town in Hawaii.

2) Halawa

Another city located in paradise, Halawa has a population of 14,000 people. With dozens of amenities for visitors to indulge in and low unemployment rates crime is low here.

3) Aiea

Aiea is technically tied with Halawa regarding safety. Aiea is home to the largest mall in the entire state, offers fantastic weather, and has the third lowest crime rates in all of Hawaii.

The Safest Cities in New York
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The Safest Cities in New York

1) Burdett

Burdett is a tight-knit community consisting of 357 people. Crime is non-existent here with a Crime Index of 100.

2) Pleasantville

Pleasantville is indeed a pleasant place to live. With a Crime Index of 99, the 7,000 residents of this town practically never have to worry about crime.

3) Great Neck Estates

Great Neck Estates is the perfect town to settle down with a family. It has a population of 2,700 people and has a Crime Index of 99, making it the third-safest town in New York.

The Safest Cities in Pennsylvania
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The Safest Cities in Pennsylvania

1) South Park

No, we're not talking about the popular show. South Park is the safest city in Pennsylvania with its low crime stats. It only experienced 401 crimes per 1000,000 people in 2012 including no rapes or murders.

2) Franklin Park

Franklin Park comes in as the second safest city in Pennsylvania just a hair behind South Park. In 2012 it experienced 428 crimes per 100,000 people. You only have a 1 in 234 chance of being a victim of a crime while in Franklin Park.

3) Lower Burrell

With only 102 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012, Lower Burrell is the third safest place to live in the state.

The Safest Cities in Idaho
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The Safest Cities in Idaho

1) Weiser

Weiser is an overall safe place to live, but it truly excels with its few instances of property crimes. Weiser is the safest city in Idaho.

2) Rexburg

Rexburg is also a very safe city to settle down in Idaho. You only have a 1 in 115 chance of being the victim of a violent crime, making Rexburg the second safest city in the state.

3) Meridian

Meridian most notably excels in its lack of violent crimes. In 2012 it experienced only 120 violent crimes and zero murders. Meridian is the third safest city in Idaho.

The Safest Cities in Delaware
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The Safest Cities in Delaware

1) Middletown

Middletown is a fairly sizable city with a population of 20,000 people. Middletown is the safest city in Delaware because of its low crime rates. In 2012 the city only experienced 323 crimes in total.

2) Clayton

Once upon a time, Clayton used to experience much more crime. It was, in fact, the ninth safest city in the state. Now it's the second, experiencing a grand total of 61 crimes in all of 2013.

3) Wyoming

Wyoming in on the smaller side with a population of 1,400 residents. With its low crime including zero murders, it's the third safest city in the state.

The Safest Cities in Kentucky
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The Safest Cities in Kentucky

1) Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas has an impressive record of safety. It only experienced nine violent crimes throughout 2013 and continues to grow safer and safer every year. As it sits now, it's the safest city in the state.

2) Madisonville

Madisonville is yet another city that's constantly improving when it comes to safety. Madisonville used to be considered the eighth safest city in Kentucky, but it has jumped to the second. Madisonville has a population of 19,761.

3) Lawrenceburg

In contrast to the cities mentioned above, Lawrenceburg dropped down a few pegs. It was once considered the safest city in Kentucky, but now it's the third. Still, Lawrenceburg is a safe place to live.

The Safest Cities in Nevada
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The Safest Cities in Nevada

1) Boulder City

Boulder City is the safest city in Nevada due to its low rate of violent crimes. The city only experienced 79 violent crimes throughout all of 2012 which included no rapes or murders.

2) Mesquite

Mesquite also experiences very few instances of violent crimes. In 2012 there were zero reported murders. Mesquite has a population of 16,000.

3) Carlin

Carlin doesn't have quite the impressive reputation of the fewest number of violent crimes (the city experienced 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012), but it's still the third safest city in Nevada with its lack of murder and property crime.

The Safest Cities in West Virginia
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The Safest Cities in West Virginia

1) Weston

Weston is easily the safest city in West Virginia. You only have a 1 in 452 chance of being the victim of a violent crime. You certainly can't beat those odds!

2) Ravenswood

Ravenswood has made drastic improvements over the years, jumping from the eighth safest city in the state to the second. Ravenswood has a population of 3,852 residents and experiences the fourth lowest number of crimes per person.

3) Grafton

Grafton has a population of 7,183 people and has very low crime rates. You have a 1 in 431 chance of being the victim of any crime.

The Safest Cities in Wyoming
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The Safest Cities in Wyoming

1) Worland

Worland has proven to be an incredibly safe place to live. You only have a 1 in 135 chance of being the victim of a violent crime. Also, in 2012 there were only 740 crimes per 100,000 people.

2) Kemmerer

Kemmerer has two nicknames: "Fossil Fish Capital of the World" and the "Gateway to the West". Kemmerer is the second safest city in Wyoming due to its massive lack of crime (only 1,338 crimes committed per 100,000 people).

3) Wheatland

The citizens of Wheatland can rest soundly at night knowing that they're the third safest city in Wyoming. You only have a 1 in 53 chance of being the victim of a crime.

The Safest Cities in Nebraska
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The Safest Cities in Nebraska

1) Gering

Gering has a tight-knit community and incredibly low crime rates. This is especially true when it comes to violent crimes. In 2012 Gering experienced only 35 violent crimes per 100,000 people which included zero murders, rapes, or robberies.

2) Seward

Seward is a family-friendly town that hosts its famous annual Fourth of July celebration every year. You have a 1 in 70 chance of being the victim of a crime in this town.

3) La Vista

La Vista is one of the fastest growing cities in Nebraska. With its low crime rates, it's a desirable place to raise a family. In 2012 there were only 1,674 crimes per 100,000 people.

The Safest Cities in New Mexico
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The Safest Cities in New Mexico

1) Corrales

Corrales is yet another city that doesn't have to deal with murder. In 2012, Corrales had the second lowest number of violent crime and property crime. Overall, you have a 1 in 144 chance of being the victim of a crime in New Mexico.

2) Los Alamos

Los Alamos is the second safest city in New Mexico for a reason. You only have a 1 in 192 chance of being the victim of crime amongst other statistics that pushes this city firmly into the number two position.

3) Alamogordo

Alamogordo has a lot to offer: zoos, parks, libraries and much more. It also offers safety for you and your family, experiencing only 2,888 total crimes per 100,000 people in 2012.

The Safest Cities in Kansas
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The Safest Cities in Kansas

1) Prairie Village

As the name suggests, Prairie Village is indeed a village. It's very small, and hardly any crime takes place there, making it the safest place to live in Kansas.

2) Lansing

Lansing experiences very little crime as well, which is especially true when it comes to property theft. You have a 1 in 129 chance of being the victim of a crime in Lansing.

3) Shawnee

Shawnee is just as safe as Lansing and the only reason it's number three because the number two spot is already taken. With no murders, few overall crimes, and slim chances you'll ever be a victim of a crime Shawnee are easily one of the safest cities in Kansas.

The Safest Cities in Alaska
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The Safest Cities in Alaska

1) Wrangell

Wrangell is the safest city in Alaska because it had the lowest total number of crimes per person in Alaska. Wrangell experienced only 29 crimes in 2013.

2) Sitka

Wrangell might be the safest city in Alaska, but Sitka still had the least amount of overall violent crimes. In 2013 Sitka only experienced seven violent crimes throughout the year.

3) Unalaska

Unalaska has a population that's 4,340 people strong. The Alaskan city has the fifth fewest property crimes per person in the state and the third fewest crimes per person in Alaska overall.

The Safest Cities in North Dakota
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The Safest Cities in North Dakota

1) Lisbon

Lisbon is home to the nation's longest-running movie theater. The crime rate is low, and the weather is nice throughout the year. With a population of 2,154 people, Lisbon is the safest city in North Dakota.

2) West Fargo

West Fargo is much larger than Lisbon with a population of 25,830. The unemployment rate there is only 2.8%, and the crime rate is low. West Fargo is the second safest city in North Dakota.

3) Jamestown

The third safest city in North Dakota is Jamestown. The city has taken on the nickname "Buffalo City" due to a massive statue carved into the shape of a buffalo. Crime is low, and the quality of living is very high.

The Safest Cities in South Dakota
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The Safest Cities in South Dakota

1) Brookings

Brookings has amazingly low crime statistics. The 22,000 citizens of Brookings only have a 1 in 467 chance of being the victim of a violent crime. The city has yet to experience any reported murders.

2) Brandon

Often you'll find that people who live in Brandon commute to Sioux Falls. That decision might be influenced by the difference in crime rate between the two cities. In 2012, for example, Brandon only had 11 violent crimes per 100,000 people whereas Sioux Falls had 398. Brandon is clearly the safer place to live.

3) Hot Springs

Hot Springs is the third safest city in South Dakota for a reason. The city hadn't experienced any murders, rapes or robberies in 2012 and your chances of being a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 119.

The Safest Cities in Montana
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The Safest Cities in Montana

1) Dillon

Dillon is an overall safe city. It only experienced 1,136 crimes per 100,000 people in 2012 and had the fewest number of property crimes in Montana.

2) Glasgow

Glasgow is a city with a charm all its own. It excels when it comes to lack of property crimes. However, it still enjoys an overall lack of crime in all areas with no murders, making it the second safest city in Montana.

3) Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls is a beautiful city. Factored in with its low crime rate there are a lot of reasons that people enjoy living there. In 2012 Columbia Falls experienced zero murders, rapes or robberies.

The Safest Cities in Mississippi
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The Safest Cities in Mississippi

1) Madison

Madison has a population of around 25,000 people, and it has the lowest total number of crimes per person. With low overall crime statistics, Madison is the safest city in Mississippi.

2) Petal

Petal is the second safest city in the state because it had the fewest violent crimes per person in the state. Furthermore, you have a 1 in 100 chance of being the victim of a crime while in the city.

3) Long Beach

Long Beach has seen drastic improvements in property crimes over the years, making it the third safest city in the state. Between 2012 and 2013 property crimes have gone down from 325 to 316 respectively. Long Beach has a population of 15,467 and has the third fewest total crimes per person in Mississippi.

Conclusion

The United States is a vast nation with hundreds of thousands of cities spread across all 50 states. Generally speaking, certain states are safer than others, but when broken down to the city level each state holds a haven for those seeking to live relatively peaceful and safe lives.