NeighborhoodScout’s Safest Cities in America – 2012

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 Irvine, CA
99 South Windsor, CT
98 Franklin, WI
97 Sayreville, NJ
96 Arlington Heights, IL
95 Lehi, UT
94 Goleta, CA
93 San Juan Capistrano, CA
92 Upper Arlington, OH
91 Diamond Bar, CA
90 Carol Stream, IL
89 Park Ridge, IL
88 Leawood, KS
87 Hoffman Estates, IL
86 Danville, CA
85 Westport, CT
84 Hanover Park, IL
83 Elmhurst, IL
82 Belmont, CA
81 Spring Hill, TN
80 Wheaton, IL
79 Mason, OH
78 Sahuarita, AZ
77 Bettendorf, IA
76 Logan, UT
75 Westfield, IN
74 South Kingstown, RI
73 Murrieta, CA
72 Palatine, IL
71 Foster City, CA
70 Woodridge, IL
69 West Chicago, IL
68 Lake Oswego, OR
67 Peachtree City, GA
66 Winter Springs, FL
65 Mundelein, IL
64 Temple City, CA
63 Windsor, CA
62 Marshfield, MA
61 North Andover, MA
60 Northbrook, IL
59 Lake Forest, CA
58 Groton, CT
57 Des Plaines, IL
56 Yorba Linda, CA
55 Plainfield, IL
54 San Clemente, CA
53 New Milford, CT
52 Poway, CA
51 Shelton, CT
50 North Olmsted, OH
49 Mission Viejo, CA
48 Mount Prospect, IL
47 Highland Park, IL
46 Germantown, TN
45 Moorpark, CA
44 Vernon, CT
43 Melrose, MA
42 Milton, MA
41 Ossining, NY
40 Menomonee Falls, WI
39 West Linn, OR
38 Leander, TX
37 Fair Lawn, NJ
36 Parker, CO
35 Carmel, IN
34 Merrimack, NH
33 Lincoln, CA
32 Friendswood, TX
31 Ballwin, MO
30 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
29 Florence, AZ
28 Dracut, MA
27 Bethel Park, PA
26 Glastonbury, CT
25 Agawam, MA
24 Laguna Niguel, CA
23 Cheshire, CT
22 Andover, MA
21 Castle Rock, CO
20 Lexington, MA
19 Wellesley, MA
18 Fort Lee, NJ
17 Rexburg, ID
16 Saratoga, CA
15 Needham, MA
14 Flower Mound, TX
13 Greenwich, CT
12 Glen Cove, NY
11 Sammamish, WA
10 North Ridgeville, OH
9 Los Altos, CA
8 Westfield, NJ
7 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
6 Plum, PA
5 Newtown, CT
4 Brentwood, TN
3 Bella Vista, AR
2 Franklin, MA
1 Bergenfield, NJ