SafeWise is happy to release our 5th annual Safest Cities report. See if your city made the list.
The entities adorning Mt. Rushmore would be proud of their namesake state—and its 10 safest cities. South Dakota’s violent and property crime rates are lower than nationwide rates. The state saw 4.13 violent crimes per 1,000, compared to 4.49 nationally, and property crime in South Dakota was 26.34 to the country’s overall rate of 27.11.
It’s no surprise that the safest cities echo the state’s overall lower crime rates. Each city on the list saw fewer than four violent crimes per 1,000, and 80% kept property crime below both state and national rates.
Check out the full list to find out if your hometown made the cut.
50% of the safest cities also made the list in 2018.
Last year, three cities reported zero violent crimes, but this year only the top city, Brandon, reported zero.
90% of the cities had no counts of murder, and there were just 20 robberies total reported among the safest cities.
South Dakota named digital security its biggest safety concern, with 20% reporting a personal experience with compromised digital security in the past year.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more