2016 Safest Cities in America

Explore the safest cities in the U.S. based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics by city. Ranking based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census.

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    Naperville

    • City in Illinois
    • 383 reviews
    Niche User:I would definitely choose to live in Naperville, IL again. This suburb is an amazing place to grow up in, no where in Naperville is run down, almost every neighborhood is well kept. Stores, shops, restaurants and movie theaters are all close by. Downtown Naperville is a gorgeous area with everything you could imagine, nail places, boutiques, food places, book stores, antique stores and many more. Their school system is also impeccable, my high school has a Grammy award for education and it is a Blue Ribbon school. All of the high schools around me are fantastic as well. This town is a fantastic family oriented place to live and an amazing place to raise children.

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    Thousand Oaks

    • City in California
    • 207 reviews
    Niche User:I live in an extremely safe neighborhood with great school districts and places for children to learn and grow. The general atmosphere is very suburban and plain. However, I am extremely lucky to have grown up here. I would definitely raise a family here because of the excellent schooling. In future years, I see more young families moving in and having the same experience that I did!

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    Glendale

    • City in California
    • 24 reviews
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    Round Rock

    • City in Texas
    • 153 reviews
    Niche User:The neighbors are wonderful and the area is great for kids. Multiple parks for the kids throughout neighborhood and a nice community pools for all ages.

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    Orange

    • City in California
    • 162 reviews
    Niche User:I love living where I am at. Everything is so close; my school is three minutes away, the shopping center I shop at is 10 minutes away, and hiking trails are four minutes from me. I really love everything here. One thing I do not like is the cost of living. It is SO expensive.

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    Ann Arbor

    • City in Michigan
    • 215 reviews
    Niche User:I live on a college campus in Ann Arbor and the area is great. There are seemingly endless choices of things to do and places to go, and every time you walk around town you notice something new. The campus is great and the area surrounding the campus is just as beautiful and enjoyable.

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    Sunnyvale

    • City in California
    • 125 reviews
    Niche User:Sunnyvale PD does a great job and responds promptly to any emergencies in the city. They deal with difficult situations in an organized manner and try to avoid catching unwanted audience involved.

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    Port St. Lucie

    • City in Florida
    • 391 reviews
    Niche User:There is not much to do in the area. It is generally residential, but expanding. I would choose to live here over anywhere in the world. This is my home and I would not change it for the world.

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    Fort Collins

    • City in Colorado
    • 499 reviews
    Niche User:I have grown up in this City and all community members have always taken great pride in supporting one another, the schools, and the community as a whole.

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    Torrance

    • City in California
    • 69 reviews
    Niche User:Overall I love where I live. Houses can be a bit too expensive for what you end up getting size/quality -wise, but it's a great place with great people.

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    Santa Clara

    • City in California
    • 134 reviews
    Niche User:Santa Clara is a great area to live and settle. it is clean, safe, and quit neighborhood. There is a wide range of diversity and all the people are living with love and respect to one another. There are several activities to do in this area both indoors and outdoors. The schools, parks, libraries, and other government buildings are clean and safe all time.

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    Overland Park

    • City in Kansas
    • 235 reviews
    Niche User:The schools in this area are great and have helped me with University so much. I felt very prepared for college and am glad I had the opportunity to attend such a great school. The general atmosphere is very nice. People are friendly, there is lots to do, and tons of restaurant options.

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    Corona

    • City in California
    • 388 reviews
    Niche User:The city is great, it has a very calm environment and great schools. The shopping places are okay but can improve and more businesses opening help the city improve as well.

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    Plano

    • City in Texas
    • 477 reviews
    Niche User:I've lived here my whole life, and can't recall any crimes occurring in my neighborhood, and have only read or heard about a few robberies in the surrounding areas.

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    Carlsbad

    • City in California
    • 192 reviews
    Niche User:It is great environment for families of all ages and backgrounds. Very friendly and accepting community. Expensive but not overpriced, definitely worth every penny. Slow paced but still plenty of fun in the area. Strong community with good family values.

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    Burbank

    • City in California
    • 181 reviews
    Niche User:I have always loved living in Burbank for three main reasons: 1) It is the perfect balance between a small town and big city. What i mean by that is there is enough things to do and everyone doesnt know everyone but you'll probably know someone they know. 2) the location is great! Burbank isnt more than an hour away from the best attractions ex) LA , the beach, Disneyland & more 3) the public schools here are great. There's two high schools (Burroughs and Burbank High) & they have a healthy, fun rivalry as well as above average test scores. BUSD is way better than LAUSD.

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    Cape Coral

    • City in Florida
    • 362 reviews
    Parent:The sense of community in this area doesn't seem the strongest but almost everyone you meet has a smile on their face is friendly. The people come together often and help one another or large organizations that get involved with the community. People tend to live almost all of their lives within the community. Their children tend to move and come back to the area after a certain period of time. This community is very pet friendly even though some people in the area are very allergic to cats but don't mind if neighbors or friends have them. The community also hosts its own events both large and small, some specifically for a global cause or for the community itself.

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    Bellevue

    • City in Washington
    • 11 reviews
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    Rochester

    • City in Minnesota
    • 111 reviews
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    Temecula

    • City in California
    • 230 reviews
    Niche User:This is a very good town for a family. It's safe and welcoming. The people are nice, there are numerous things to do for kids and adults. The houses are beautiful as well as the area. There isn't much to do for teens but the group of friends you have can demetermine how much fun you can have.

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    Roseville

    • City in California
    • 41 reviews
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    Richardson

    • City in Texas
    • 136 reviews
    Niche User:The atmosphere is perfect. I met many great neighbors that are willing to help each other whenever someone needs help. I feel safe within my house knowing that we are protected by the police department a few blocks away.

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    Boulder

    • City in Colorado
    • 150 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely love Boulder and I cant imagine a better place to live. Everyone is fit, outdoorsy, nice and down to earth. The setting is idealistic. The community is tight knit. The town does an incredible job of maintaining all the landscape etc. It has great public schools, and i love how its a college town. It's also within range of both great skiing areas, and Denver.

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    Boise

    • City in Idaho
    • 122 reviews
    Niche User:Idaho is a very friendly place. You can smile at anyone and they'll give you a smile, a friendly head nod, or a friendly hello. Its a great place to raise a family and enjoy both the indoor and the out door anytime of they year!

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    Virginia Beach

    • City in Virginia
    • 1,047 reviews
    Niche User:I love this area very much. Virginia Beach has a warm feeling about it, and always seems so full of life. Everyone here is extremely nice, and willing to help their fellow Virginia Beach neighbors. I love it here and would never move away from here , and will raise my children here to in the future.

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