100 Safest Cities in America

US map indicating the locations of the 100 safest cities in America, the biggest cluster is in the northeast with just a few cities in the west and south and none on the west coast
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The Safest Cities of 2021

We just launched our 2021 report of the safest cities in every state. Go to this map to click on your state and see which cities have the lowest crime rates for 2021.

Nearly half of the country worries about crime and safety every single day. But if you call one of the cities on this list home, chances are your daily concern is lower than most.

Right now it’s especially important to celebrate the positive. If your general anxiety has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic (mine has), we hope knowing that you live in a safe city brings some comfort.

Plus, we’ve highlighted positive pandemic stories from our top five safest cities for an extra dose of good news.

Here are the 10 safest cities in America for 2020:

  1. Broadview Heights, Ohio
  2. Hopkinton, Massachusetts
  3. Oakland Township, Michigan
  4. Ridgefield, Connecticut
  5. Bergenfield, New Jersey
  6. New Castle Town, New York
  7. Franklin, Massachusetts
  8. Bedford Town, New York
  9. Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  10. Bernards Township, New Jersey

Browse the full list to see if your city made the cut.

Crime trends in America’s safest cities

America’s safest cities reflect nationwide crime rate trends that continue to decline year after year. And even though people often feel like crime rates are on the rise, they told us that they’re less worried about their safety this year than last.

Graphic showing that violent crime is 12.33 times lower in the safest cities than the national average of 3.7 per 1,000.

Last year, the FBI reported nationwide drops of 4% in violent crime and 6% in property crime rates. We also saw everyday worry about crime drop from 58% in 2019 to 46% in our 2020 State of Safety survey.

This year’s safest cities reported a slight overall rise in the collective average violent crime rate (.30 incidents per 1,000 people in 2020 compared to .20 incidents in 2019), but property crime dropped significantly.

Graphic showing that property crime is 5.18 times lower in the safest cities, compared to the national average of 22 incidents per 1,000 people.

The cities that made the top 100 this year experienced an average of 4.25 property crimes per 1,000 residents. That’s a 40% decline from last year’s average of 7.11.

Those numbers put the 100 safest cities well below national crime rates of 3.7 for violent crime and 22.0 for property crime.

Here are some more notable facts about this year’s roundup of America’s 100 safest cities and towns.

Icons for each state with the most safe cities: NJ has 25, MA has 15, PA has 12, NY has 10, and OH has 8

City and state standouts 

  • New Jersey dominates the list for the second consecutive year with 25% of the safest cities in the country—but only one (Bergenfield) made it into the top five. Bergenfield also claimed the number three spot among the Garden State’s safest cities of 2020.
  • Massachusetts had the second-highest number of cities on the list, with 15. Hopkinton slipped from number one last year to the number two spot—but it stayed on top as the safest city in Massachusetts for the second year in a row.
  • The remaining states with big showings include Pennsylvania (12 cities), New York (10 cities), and Ohio (8 cities).
  • Over 60% of this year’s cities are new to our rankings. Only 37 made the list for the second consecutive year. This is likely due to the equal weight given to property crime this year—in 2019 we only looked at violent crime for ranking purposes.

Violent and property crime highlights

  • No cities reported zero violent crimes, but seven had only one. No city reported more than 29 total violent crimes.
  • There were only eight murders reported among the 100 safest cities—that’s just 1% of all violent crimes in these cities.
  • Over half the cities (52) reported fewer than 100 total property crimes, and no city reported more than 396.
  • There were 1,484 burglaries reported in the safest cities, making up a mere 13% of all property crimes these cities reported.

Demographic highlights

How the novel coronavirus plays into community safety

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned American life on its head, but in the midst of face masks and ever-changing social distancing orders, we can still count on impressively low rates of crime in many of America’s cities and towns.

This year’s list is based on the most current FBI data available, which represents major crimes reported in 2018. It will be a couple years before we see the full impact of the novel coronavirus—but we’ve been keeping a close eye on crime trends during the pandemic.

Nationwide, stay-at-home orders have curbed a lot of crime. To see if that trend rings true in our 100 safest cities, we combed local news in our top five cities.

Some good news from the 5 safest cities in America

Here are a few stories that jumped out to us as perfect examples of why these cities top our list—even during a global crisis.

Broadview Heights, Ohio

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School is doing a lot to show its Class of 2020 graduates some love. One teacher gave his students a shout-out during a full marathon he ran (dressed head to toe in school colors) through their Broadview Heights neighborhoods. The marathon also raised money for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

A 15-year-old Hopkinton girl who recovered from COVID-19 is using her experience to help others with the virus. Meher Kaur was quarantined in the basement of her family home and started a blog about her experience after her dad also tested positive. Kaur’s goal is to connect survivors and those currently battling COVID-19 to make the isolation and recovery journey a little bit easier.

Oakland Township, Michigan

Oakland County is one of the first in the country to offer COVID-19 tests to all residents 18 and older. The county has been hit hard, with more than 8,000 cases and over 900 deaths from the novel coronavirus as of May 13. But the community has banded together— local businesses like the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union are donating cash and masks to Oakland Township health workers and law enforcement on the front lines.

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Ridgefield residents are banging pots and pans, clapping, and ringing bells every night at 7:00 p.m. to thank front-line workers who go to work every day to keep the community going during the pandemic.

“We didn’t expect clients to be so happy to see us, and view us as a representation of . . . a little bit of normalcy in their lives.”

–David Cavilla, Camberly Gardens owner

Bergenfield, New Jersey

Local gardening business Camberly Gardens is spreading signs of spring amidst the pandemic. The local organic nursery has responded to higher-than-expected quarantine demands for seeds and starter plants by setting up telephone and online orders, curbside pickup, and social distance home deliveries.

The 100 safest cities in the US

#1 Safest City
Broadview Heights, Ohio
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,236
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $85,339
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    Image Source
    Facebook @broadviewhts
  • Circle Gun
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Circle Property
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.9
statue in park in Hopkinton, MA
#2
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    18,516
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $113,354
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @hopkintonma.gov
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    1.6
Oakland Township city photo
#3
Oakland Township, Michigan
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    19,495
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $118,969
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @OakTwp
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    1.5
Ridgefield CT city photo, brick building
#4
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,260
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $125,595
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    Facebook @TownofRidgefieldCT
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    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.0
  • Circle Property
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.5
Red building reflecting on the water in Bergenfield, NJ
#5
Bergenfield, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    27,684
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $80,365
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @Bergenfieldnjmoms
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.0
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.7
Main street in New Castle Town, NY
#6
New Castle Town, NY
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    18,197
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $186,493
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @newcastleny
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.9
#7
Franklin, Massachusetts
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    33,156
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $101,980
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @OfficialTownofFranklin
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.6
Brick building with flag in front in Bedford Town, NY
#8
Bedford Town, New York
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    18,034
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $119,069
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @Town of Bedford Town Clerk - NY
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.3
Shrewsbury, MA city sign in front of brick building with snow
#9
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    37,631
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $97,365
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @Shrewsbury, MA (Community Forum)
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.0
Bernards Township brick building with USA flag in front
#10
Bernards Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    26,813
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $126,667
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @BernardsTwp
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.2
Buckingham Township city building with USA flag in front
#11
Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    20,311
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $119,620
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @BuckinghamTownship
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.0
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.4
Aerial view of Mount Olive Township, NJ
#12
Mount Olive Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    28,994
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $88,467
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @Mountolivetownship
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.7
#13
Rocky River, Ohio
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    20,253
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $69,989
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @rockyriverpolice
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.2
weathered barn in Monroe Township, NJ
#14
Monroe Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    45,597
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $70,772
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @Monroe Township, NJ
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.5
#15
Dumont, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    17,825
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $91,811
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @DumontCG
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.7
Mahwah Township, NJ city building with columns in front
#16
Mahwah Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    26,501
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $102,168
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @mahwahcouncil
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.7
Red brick building in North Ridgeville, OH
#17
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    34,025
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $69,848
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook (The North Ridgeville Page)
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.9
Brick building with columns in front in Sparta Township, NJ
#18
Sparta Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    18,694
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $126,090
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Twitter @SpartaTwpNJ
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.9
City building in Milton, MA
#19
Milton, Massachusetts
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    27,642
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $126,000
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @miltonlibrary
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.4
  • Icon Population  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.2
Minute Man statue in Lexington, MA
#20
Lexington, Massachusetts
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    34,050
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $162,083
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @townoflexingtonma
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.3
#21
Silver Spring Township
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    18,078
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $80,313
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @sstwp
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.2
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.7
Seal of Vernon Township, NJ
#22
Vernon Township, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    22,057
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $87,707
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @townshipofvernon
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.0
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    4.5
#23
New Milford, New Jersey
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    16,701
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $75,071
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @NewMilfordRecreation
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.3
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    3.1
aerial view of Washington Township, NJ in the autumn
#24
Washington Township, New Jersey
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  • Population
    18,484
  • Median Income
    $125,149
  • Image Source
    Facebook @WashingtonTwpMCNJGovernment
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.4
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    2.7
Glen Cove NY
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Glen Cove, New York
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  • Icon Population  Dark
    Population
    27,574
  • Icon Income  Dark
    Median Income
    $74,767
  • Icon Lock  Dark
    Image Source
    Facebook @GlenCoveNeighbors
  • Icon Violent Crime  Dark
    Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    0.1
  • Icon Property Crime  Dark
    Property Crime Rate (per 1,000)
    4.0

Didn’t find your city in the top 25?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the country that met our population threshold of 15,000. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.

2020 rank

City

State

Population

Median income

Violent crime rate (per 1,000)

Property crime rate (per 1,000)

2019 rank

26

Norton

MA

19,983

$80,806

0.7

1.2

6

27

Upper Saucon Township

PA

17,121

$102,880

0.1

4.6

N/A

28

Jefferson Township

NJ

21,071

$96,298

0.2

4.0

80

29

Westford

MA

24,649

$125,143

0.5

2.6

N/A

30

Upper Allen Township

PA

20,123

$74,863

0.3

3.4

N/A

31

Northampton Township

PA

39,289

$116,590

0.3

3.7

N/A

32

Huntley

IL

27,637

$75,587

0.3

3.6

41

33

Randolph Township

NJ

25,552

$117,560

0.1

5.0

28

34

Eastchester Town

NY

20,452

$120,867

0.2

4.4

66

35

Hutto

TX

26,924

$76,433

0.4

3.2

N/A

36

Newtown

CT

28,015

$108,667

0.2

4.4

N/A

37

Raritan Township

NJ

22,092

$113,214

0.2

4.3

54

38

Hamburg Township

MI

22,024

$77,209

0.5

3.0

N/A

39

Rexburg

ID

28,765

$26,341

0.2

4.7

N/A

40

Roxbury Township

NJ

23,010

$104,453

0.0

5.5

47

41

Murrysville

PA

19,759

$96,010

0.2

4.7

N/A

42

Montgomery Township

NJ

23,515

$154,375

0.3

4.1

69

43

Andover

MA

36,324

$83,910

0.2

4.8

N/A

44

McCandless

PA

28,475

$84,713

0.2

4.9

N/A

45

Hudson

OH

22,242

$128,324

0.0

5.7

N/A

46

Denville Township

NJ

16,737

$105,135

0.1

5.4

8

47

Towamencin Township

PA

18,443

$83,295

0.7

2.4

N/A

48

Hinsdale

IL

17,831

$171,453

0.1

5.5

N/A

49

Fort Thomas

KY

16,274

$71,956

0.4

4.2

N/A

50

East Fishkill Town

NY

29,623

$109,301

0.3

4.6

N/A

51

Winchester

MA

23,036

$152,196

0.3

4.9

N/A

52

Lone Peak

UT

29,969

Not available

0.2

5.0

N/A

53

Wellesley

MA

29,681

$176,852

0.4

4.2

N/A

54

Reading

MA

26,293

$114,354

0.2

5.5

95

55

Hamilton Township, Warren County

OH

23,330

$84,882

0.5

3.9

N/A

56

Gorham

ME

17,609

$66,895

0.2

5.3

N/A

57

Bristol

RI

22,131

$60,988

0.5

4.0

N/A

58

Springboro

OH

18,789

$104,063

0.2

5.4

N/A

59

Carmel Town

NY

34,382

$103,152

0.5

3.8

74

60

Hopewell Township

NJ

18,000

$144,539

0.4

4.2

N/A

61

Hyde Park Town

NY

21,046

$74,900

0.4

4.3

N/A

62

Sharon

MA

18,373

$128,275

0.7

2.8

N/A

63

Ferguson Township

PA

19,551

$68,060

0.4

4.5

N/A

64

North Royalton

OH

30,324

$69,236

0.5

4.0

N/A

65

Greenwich

CT

63,075

$94,309

0.1

6.3

N/A

66

Newtown Township, Bucks County

PA

22,880

$118,250

0.2

5.6

N/A

67

Durham

NH

16,813

$42,688

0.7

3.2

N/A

68

Wyckoff Township

NJ

17,161

$141,964

0.3

4.9

N/A

69

Morris Township

NJ

22,183

$143,150

0.3

5.4

24

70

Bartlett

IL

41,140

$99,957

0.5

4.1

N/A

71

Hampden Township

PA

30,399

$90,320

0.3

5.1

N/A

72

Merrimack

NH

25,683

$91,429

0.2

5.8

57

73

Simsbury

CT

25,164

$109,823

0.2

6.0

30

74

Yorktown Town

NY

37,101

$121,471

0.4

5.0

N/A

75

Colleyville

TX

27,262

$164,682

0.3

5.5

42

76

Middletown Township

NJ

65,469

$103,907

0.2

5.9

N/A

77

Commerce Township

MI

39,023

$81,489

0.4

5.0

N/A

78

Long Beach

NY

33,801

$85,619

0.9

2.4

N/A

79

Ridgewood

NJ

25,429

$162,011

0.2

6.1

56

80

Manalapan Township

NJ

40,150

$110,573

0.3

5.4

N/A

81

St. John

IN

17,615

$103,701

0.2

6.3

19

82

Marco Island

FL

18,122

$72,905

0.3

5.4

N/A

83

Belmont

MA

26,700

$118,370

0.2

6.3

N/A

84

Milford

MI

16,808

$74,779

0.6

4.0

58

85

Scarsdale Village

NY

18,214

$250,000+

0.1

6.8

N/A

86

Windsor

CO

26,441

$90,699

0.2

6.2

46

87

Buffalo Grove

IL

41,182

$106,564

0.2

6.5

61

88

Needham

MA

31,264

$141,690

0.5

4.6

82

89

Plainsboro Township

NJ

23,243

$92,967

0.4

5.1

N/A

90

Orono

MN

20,225

$130,300

0.3

5.8

N/A

91

Manchester Township

NJ

42,939

$39,826

0.3

5.5

67

92

Palatine

IL

68,648

$76,633

0.4

5.2

N/A

93

Mayfield Heights

OH

18,648

$48,936

0.3

6.1

N/A

94

Cranford Township

NJ

24,353

$126,655

0.3

6.0

21

95

Independence Township

MI

36,925

$76,628

0.4

5.2

N/A

96

Muskego

WI

25,118

$86,588

0.4

5.7

59

97

Oxford Township

MI

19,139

$70,694

0.6

4.2

N/A

98

Fox Valley Metro

WI

22,006

Not Available

0.7

3.7

N/A

99

Scituate

MA

18,761

$117,973

0.8

3.4

N/A

100

Hampton Township

PA

18,318

$85,364

0.8

3.7

N/A

How we picked the safest cities in America

To identify the 100 safest cities in the country, we analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data. FBI data is for 2018 (the most recent year for which data was available).

Population thresholds

We excluded towns with populations below 2,500 because those are considered rural by census definitions. Then we set a population threshold (15,000) based on the median population after those towns were excluded. Cities that fell below that threshold were excluded, along with cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

Crime rates

Our rankings are based on both violent and property crime numbers. We looked at the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city and the number of reported property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).

To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. Both violent and property crime numbers were weighted equally. We also standardized violent and property crime for each state before weighting.

NOTE: In 2019, we only used violent crime rates to rank cities. After feedback and further consideration, we decided that didn’t paint a full picture of a community, so this year we included both violent and property crime. The addition of property crime to the calculation resulted in some big movement for some cities. If your town made a big jump—up or down—chances are this is the reason.

More safest cities

Both smaller towns and larger metro areas will be ranked for safety in later additions to our Safest Cities series. Check out our full methodology to learn more about how we rank the Safest Cities.

How to make a safe home anywhere

Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

To learn more about your home security options, check out SafeWise’s picks for Best Home Security Systems.

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Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past eight. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime reports and spotting trends. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, NPR, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips.
  • Kimberly Price

    How can Bergenfield, New Jersey be the first city from New Jersey listed on the top 100, but the 3rd safest city in New Jersey?

    “City and state standouts
    New Jersey dominates the list for the second consecutive year with 25% of the safest cities in the country—but only one (Bergenfield) made it into the top five. Bergenfield also claimed the number three spot among the Garden State’s safest cities of 2020.”

  • Shadyrose

    This is really a list of the safest towns, not cities. Of course some tiny area with 15,000 people is going to have super low crime rates. This list would serve people better if you limited it to cities with at least 75,000 people.

    • BWC Ronin NYC

      Agree, these are towns, not cities.

  • TurnOutTheLightsOnYourWayOut

    Rebecca, I sincerely doubt that #25 Darien, CT has a median income that is exactly the same as the population. Please correct your listing to show the correct median income.

    • http://www.reviews.org Scott T.

      Hey there, thanks for bringing this to our attention. It’s been corrected!