NeighborhoodScout’s Safest Cities in America – 2016

Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. in 2016

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