2017 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
    • 398 reviews
    Current Resident:Naperville is a pleasant city, with a decent population size. This town is fairly safe, I never felt afraid walking outside. The downtown area has some lovely shopping and eating choices, but can be a little pricey some times. This town is definitely for middle-upper-middle class families, generally white collar people. For children there are several great junior and high schools to attend that will prepare them for college should they choose to do so. unfortunately there is little in the way of anything else for them to do, it will be a little boring for them. Naperville is located close to several other towns and cities and about 45 minutes from Chicago, so you can always drive out to find some nice entertainment or family fun night! There is an abundance of fast food and housing can be a little pricey too. Overall, a decent white collar area.
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    Irvine

    • City in California
    • 90 reviews
    Current Resident:Irvine is a very clean master planned community. I love all the walking and biking trails that have been intergrated so thoughtfully through the communities in Irvine.Irvine using recycled water for the parks and green areas creating what appears to be drought free landscape. In addition, the shopping centers are charming with music pumped through outside sitting areas. All of this creates a resort living experience!
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    Thousand Oaks

    • City in California
    • 213 reviews
    Nearby Resident:I grew up in this area and I absolutely love it! Thousand Oaks is a very safe, family friendly community with a wonderful sense of community. The only thing that concerns me with Thousand Oaks is that the cost of living has spiked considerably since I first moved here. Thousand oaks Is my ideal place for me to raise my future family, but It may not be possible due to the hefty price tag.
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    Provo

    • City in Utah
    • 828 reviews
    Current Resident:Provo offers a wide variety of entertainment, food options, and fun activities. Anyone who is looking for an up-paced lifestyle should find themselves in Provo. With live music, a diverse food range offered, Provo can quickly become a romantic get away for you and your significant other. As for the children, Provo offers many family oriented activities such as museums, water-parks, ice skating, and with the mountains so close, a hike up the Provo canyon trail can cure the wiggles in any young child. Looking for a relaxed evening? Look no further than Provo Center street. With its iconic antique style buildings, including the newly refurbished LDS Provo City Center Temple, a walk to remember is just in reach. So, to all those who wish to increase their love for life, the city of Provo waits for you!
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    Round Rock

    • City in Texas
    • 170 reviews
    Current Resident:If I could describe my experience with Round Rock in one word, it would be home. After being born in raised in Austin for my toddler years, Me and my family moved to Round Rock and we've loved it ever since. I've always seen it as a small cute community in disguise, because it truly is growing in tremendous way. Now residing in College a couple hours away, I can definitely say the homesickness sets in deeply when I reflect on all of my favorite places to eat and shop that are there or even 15 minutes down the road. Speaking of roads the only problem I've noticed is the common rugged roads found in most of the neighborhoods including mine, but I am proud to see when I visit home that there are many renovations being made!
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    Ann Arbor

    • City in Michigan
    • 234 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived in Ann Arbor for 5 years and hope to live here forever! The town is great - friendly, socially conscious and diverse, fitness focused, environmentally minded. The culture of restaurants, music and art festivals is varied - and there are many! The schools are tremendous at all levels, and one of the best universities for both education and college sports in the world is built right into the town. Bike the roads and trails, kayak the Huron River, enjoy the farmers market. Great public transportation, and it's not far from the regional airport. There are many, many, many things to do and see. Welcome!
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    Carlsbad

    • City in California
    • 202 reviews
    Current Resident:Carlsbad is a great city in many regards! It feels like a small town, but has many resources, modern restaurants, and wonderful public schools. With that said, the cost of living is relatively high, even for Southern California, and there is little diversity. I would highly recommend it to anyone who values an active lifestyle! There are multiple nature preserves with miles upon miles of trails, the beach, and many different fitness studios. The commute isn't something to savor...I truly believe the positives far outweigh the negatives though!
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    Port St. Lucie

    • City in Florida
    • 405 reviews
    Niche User:I definitely rate the overall experience of this area as great. Of course there is always room for improvement and growth, but I would venture to say that it is a very family friendly environment. Compared to the rest of the country, I know that this area has been ranked as one of the safest, crime free neighborhoods. The general atmosphere of the area is very community oriented, always providing opportunities for people to come together and enjoy the city they live in!
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    Sunnyvale

    • City in California
    • 133 reviews
    Current Resident:Sunnyvale is a gem in the South Bay for those who are looking for quaint, family friendly, safe neighborhoods with great schools. The historical downtown Sunnyvale area has a myriad of great shops and restaurants. The best part about Sunnyvale is that it's right in the middle of everything. Apple's new headquarters is being built in Cupertino, it's right around the corner from Santa Clara's new Levi Stadium. Hop on the freeway for a short ten minute drive and you'll find yourself in Mountain View or Palo Alto, homes to Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center, Google, Facebook, and more.
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    Cape Coral

    • City in Florida
    • 372 reviews
    Current Resident:Cape Coral is a friendly, diversified growing city. The city is always looking for ways to make things better, safer, greener, and healthier. Adding new parks and bike trails for instance. It's location is one that is close to beaches, other cities and attractions that are a day trip away. Stores, schools, and shopping are such that they are close to neighborhoods. Housing is sometimes a problem due to the real estate crash, but is turning around. In my neighborhood alone, there have been about 20 new homes and duplex built in the 2 years I have lived here. I think Cape Coral is a great place to live--fairly inexpensive, easy to find good shopping, schools, and jobs. And there is no snow!
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    Plano

    • City in Texas
    • 499 reviews
    Current Resident:Plano is a wonderful city for families of all sizes. After living in Arlington, Irving and traversing the north Texas metroplex, I have seen much excitement over opportunity here in our state- though no city's inhabitants are as excited as Plano's. This city is a land of opportunity and growth; a gem in education and experience; the most enthralling part to all this: the city is still expanding rapidly. If you are looking for a safe, family-friendly, connected, neo-industrial, diverse, beautiful city, then Plano is your best option. Trust me, after 16 years in this area, I have seen swarms of people moving in from all over the country- Chicago, Washington, Denver, New York- so my advice to you is: do not get left behind!
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    Glendale

    • City in California
    • 32 reviews
    Current Resident:Glendale is a beautiful city, boasting large community parks, lots of free community YMCA andYMWA sponsored programs and classes. Additionally, the city offers you the chance to step back in time! The Americana (developed by Caruso Properties), is a lush outdoor shopping and residential area, complete with synchronized fountain displays, Parisian styled architecture, and the best hits of Frank Sinatra, which play throughout the day or night. I have the benefit of living in Glendale's mountainous community, just south of Montrose, which, in my opinion, is the best part of Glendale! It's beautiful, remote (hard to find in LA), and very family friendly!
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    Temecula

    • City in California
    • 256 reviews
    Current Resident:Temecula was much less diverse back in 2009 when I first came. The population was more Causcian. There was a few times where I encountered racism being hispanic. Nonetheless, most Caucasians have been kind so I can't speak for all, but racism still exists. The town has been very republican, but these past few years thousands have inhabited the city from different parts of the world since it attracts families because of the top rated schools, safety and family friendly environments. Thus, making the town more diverse then ever. With the growing population, crime has increased as well. Diversity is good, but it totally brings a different vibe to the town. Everyone keeps to themselves like a city mentality vs town mentality. Not so homey feeling afterall. Many people come from cities and states all throughout the US. It is still safe. Schools are great! Juse can't call it home. Too crowded and not so friendly people.
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    Overland Park

    • City in Kansas
    • 251 reviews
    Current Resident:Overland Park is a beautiful, friendly, safe suburb of Kansas City. There is something for everyone here, from very upscale neighborhoods, to quaint little spots to drop in for a new experience. Overland Park, or as it's fondly referred to...the OP...is a clean, family-friendly area with spectacular city-like amenities of it's own, but if you want to venture into the big city, Kansas City Missouri is just 10 minutes away. If the quiet, country lifestyle if more your speed, head west for a few short miles and you'll feel as though you are back on the prairie in 1880. Clean air, low cost of living, low crime rate, outstanding schools, and spectacular restaurants and entertainment...in Overland Park, you truly can have it all!
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    Burbank

    • City in California
    • 191 reviews
    Current Resident:I love living in Burbank.
    It's an amazing community which feels like it's disconnected from the 'outside' world. We have a strip - Riverside Drive - which offers everything from little boutiques, eateries, shopping centers, shoe stores and places where we can meet with one another without the hassle of being bombarded by a lot of people. Many celebrities live here but we all seem to live together as one without issue.
    I would definitely recommend Burbank for families or for those living alone and starting afresh!
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    Richardson

    • City in Texas
    • 142 reviews
    Current Resident:I've lived here for thirteen years. There has been tremendous growth with the Texas Instruments Semiconductor plant, State Farm's newly built office buildings and Alamo Draft House building it's first theater in North Texas in Richardson.

    A number of upscale restaurants and shopping is now available at CityLine and new businesses are moving into the area every few months.

    Richardson is also very diverse. There is a large Chinese, Korean, Indian, Middle Eastern and Vietnamese population due to all the IT companies that have been here for decades. As a result, there is also lots of diversity in food available from Texas BBQ, Korean, Asian, Japanese, Steakhouses, Indian, etc. Living in Richardson gives us easy access to Dallas via DART rail and highways and to the suburbs north of us which we rarely visit. Richardson is the best little suburb north of Dallas and I'm glad it's stayed that way.
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    Fort Collins

    • City in Colorado
    • 524 reviews
    Current Resident:Fort Collins is a beautiful town on the eastern slope of the front range. It's a college town with great night life and a variety of restaurants.
    The best parts of Fort Collins include its vast array of public parks, trails, and nearby natural areas. Pingree and Rocky Mountain National Park are only an hour away from town. Health and fitness are popular here, if you're a health nut you will love it here.
    Fort Collins is well known for its downtown district, termed "Old Town". The buildings here are older, artisan-like, and provide cultural enrichment. There are many alleyways and squares in this part of town, full of artwork and statues. It's a great place to live!
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    Boise

    • City in Idaho
    • 149 reviews
    Current Resident:The City of Boise is an amazing gem located in the center of the Treasure Valley! It truly is God's country! Surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, this city perfect for growing families, college students, entrepreneurs, or those wishing to retire. Boise offers some of the best real estate in the state of Idaho, with growing communities stemming out every year. The city is safe, clean, and well maintained. The educational and career opportunities are plentiful, and the cost of living is so much better than larger metro cities! I love Boise!
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    Rochester

    • City in Minnesota
    • 117 reviews
    Current Resident:A medium-sized city with a small-town feel! Amenities meet Minnesota-nice (which indeed is a real thing!) Wonderful walking and biking paths, beautiful weather, and a deep focus on environmental health.
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    Santa Clara

    • City in California
    • 135 reviews
    Current Resident:Not a very large city, close to everything, love the family businesses that used to thrive in the city. Ever since housing costs increased, too many new apartment buildings have been built and caused an influx of people and traffic. Several family businesses have closed down due to the increasing costs. Expansion of roads would be great. Hopefully construction slows down all over the city. The city is getting so crowded. Despite this, the city will always have a place in my heart!
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    College Station

    • City in Texas
    • 431 reviews
    Current Resident:I moved to College Station, TX, two years ago. It is a "college town" and boasts as the "Home of Texas A&M." It is only 1-3 hours from four major Texas cities: Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. By population College Station is small, but when counted with its sister-city, Bryan, and the massive population of students, we qualify for many major retail and restaurant chains not typically offered to smaller towns. CSISD is one the best school districts in the United States and my children are receiving top notch education from the public schools here. It is a very healthy city is many ways. Fitness is an obvious priority to the majority of the residents, as evidenced by the city's many tracks and trails which are always heavily populated. The city is growing rapidly with new homes and businesses being built constantly.With the surge in residents, traffic is a nightmare! I intend to pursue avenues to petition the city to increase traffic control measures.
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    Torrance

    • City in California
    • 87 reviews
    Former Resident:Torrance is the place to be! Close by to several beaches, 15 minute drive to Los Angeles. Torrance is a city that carries all, they have great neighborhoods with all sorts of activities such as; bowling, movie theaters, extravagant malls, and hiking trails! Very nice clean city that is perfectly located close to Hollywood, Long Beach, and Downtown L.A.
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    Bellevue

    • City in Washington
    • 20 reviews
    Current Resident:Bellevue is a beautiful city located in the greater Seattle area. Bellevue is often given the nickname of "city in a park" and this is well earned. Bellevue has some of the best public parks and gardens of any city I have ever been to. In terms of public services Bellevue is unmatched, with amazing public schools, a dedicated police department, and a plethora of youth services, Bellevue is the perfect place to live. The only pitfall people encounter in Bellevue is the housing prices, it may be difficult for lower income individuals to secure affordable living near the city center, but cheaper housing options can be found nearby, with short commute times.
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    Boulder

    • City in Colorado
    • 161 reviews
    Former Resident:Spray paint decor, a homeless person with dreadlocks on every other corner, bicycling, bright colors, and the jagged foothills that line the west end of the sky: This is Boulder. If anything is gorgeously unusual, you can find it here. The homes are expensive, but the historical district is beautiful enough to make you consider spending your entire savings account. There are activities for everyone. If you like nightlife, Pearl Street offers a variety of bars. There is hiking, bicycling, aerial circus, and rock climbing for the adventurous. The artists can take art classes at the local college, stroll though parks full of sculptures, or spend hours painting along boulder creek. The only disadvantage is that fast food is scare. Numerous Whole Foods and local groceries offer healthy choices for health nuts, vegetarians, vegans, and more!
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    McAllen

    • City in Texas
    • 277 reviews
    Niche User:My experience in this area is that there's a lot of food and a lot of culture, especially Mexican culture since the valley is so close to the border we get the opportunity to experience the Mexican culture and Hispanic beliefs which is pretty amazing if you're not from here you get to meet different people, see and share your beliefs.

    This area is expanding in a blink of an eye literally, to making additional parks, opening up new restaurants and even opening up a new theater for concerts and plays. To be honest this area is okay but i can see it getting a whole lot better within the next 5 years because our populations is always growing!
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