NeighborhoodScout’s Safest Cities in America – 2017

Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Our research reveals the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of total crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.

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Rank City
100 New Lenox, IL
99 Laguna Niguel, CA
98 Los Altos, CA
97 North Andover, MA
96 Walpole, MA
95 Owasso, OK
94 Amherst, MA
93 Oak Forest, IL
92 Peabody, MA
91 Sayreville, NJ
90 Shelton, CT
89 Carol Stream, IL
88 Northbrook, IL
87 Chaska, MN
86 Melrose, MA
85 Cibolo, TX
84 Milton, GA
83 Fishers, IN
82 Elmhurst, IL
81 Highland Park, IL
80 Long Beach, NY
79 North Kingstown, RI
78 Beverly, MA
77 Cumberland, RI
76 Moorpark, CA
75 Glastonbury, CT
74 Bethel Park, PA
73 Bella Vista, AR
72 New Berlin, WI
71 Madison, MS
70 Yorba Linda, CA
69 Westport, CT
68 Carmel, IN
67 Wellesley, MA
66 Newton, MA
65 Arlington, MA
64 Mount Prospect, IL
63 Foster City, CA
62 Gloucester, MA
61 Ossining, NY
60 Friendswood, TX
59 Holly Springs, NC
58 Wakefield, MA
57 Mundelein, IL
56 Lockport, IL
55 Milton, MA
54 South Kingstown, RI
53 Plum, PA
52 Merrimack, NH
51 Palatine, IL
50 Brentwood, TN
49 Arlington Heights, IL
48 Plymouth, MA
47 Plainfield, IL
46 Hoffman Estates, IL
45 Westfield, NJ
44 Andover, MA
43 Huntley, IL
42 Wylie, TX
41 Rochester Hills, MI
40 Saratoga Springs, UT
39 Ridgewood, NJ
38 Ballwin, MO
37 Hanover Park, IL
36 Aliso Viejo, CA
35 Sammamish, WA
34 Keller, TX
33 Brunswick, OH
32 Wheaton, IL
31 Independence, KY
30 Johns Creek, GA
29 Flower Mound, TX
28 Pleasant Grove, UT
27 Billerica, MA
26 Harrison, NY
25 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
24 Weston, FL
23 Rexburg, ID
22 Little Elm, TX
21 Fort Lee, NJ
20 Parkland, FL
19 Cheshire, CT
18 Florence, AZ
17 Greenwich, CT
16 Needham, MA
15 Belmont, MA
14 Marshfield, MA
13 North Ridgeville, OH
12 Buffalo Grove, IL
11 Colleyville, TX
10 Reading, MA
9 Bartlett, IL
8 Lexington, MA
7 Lake in the Hills, IL
6 Bergenfield, NJ
5 Zionsville, IN
4 Franklin, MA
3 Ridgefield, CT
2 Shoreview, MN
1 Oak Ridge, TN