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Safest Cities in Georgia, 2018

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Like many of its southern neighbors, Georgia’s crime numbers are higher than the national average. The Peach State’s 3.98 reported violent crimes per 1,000 put it in the top 30 in the United States overall. Still, when you account for its largest city Atlanta’s high crime rates, Georgia’s statewide crime trends aren’t that bad.

5.38 Average violent crime per 1,000
39.93 Average property crime per 1,000

The city of Johns Creek, a suburb of Atlanta to the northeast, is Georgia’s safest community. Its mere 27 reported violent crimes and 687 property crimes are terrifically low in respect to its large population. Milton, another suburb about 31 miles out of Atlanta, places second. The town averaged just 0.26 violent crimes and 8.77 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants in the year of 2016.

Grovetown is a small town of 13,469 in the far eastern part of the state ranking #3 in the state, overall. The town reported just 12 violent crimes in 2016. Peachtree (#4) and Dallas (#5) are both relatively diminutive suburbs of Atlanta with affluent populaces and notably low violent and property crime rates.

1.  JOHNS CREEK

84,629 Population
27 Violent Crimes
687 Property Crimes
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2. MILTON

38,551 Population
10 Violent Crimes
338 Property Crimes

3. GROVETOWN

13,469 Population
12 Violent Crimes
179 Property Crimes

4. PEACHTREE CITY

35,387 Population
19 Violent Crimes
545 Property Crimes

5. DALLAS

13,135 Population
11 Violent Crimes
198 Property Crimes

Georgia's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Johns Creek84,629276870.328.12
2Milton38,551103380.268.77
3Grovetown13,469121790.8913.29
4Peachtree City35,387195450.5415.40
5Dallas13,135111980.8415.07
6Roswell95,6841431,7021.4917.79
7Richmond Hill12,520222251.7617.97
8Kennesaw34,204666071.9317.75
9Alpharetta64,943351,3080.5420.14
10Woodstock31,243306170.9619.75
11Holly Springs11,034112191.0019.85
12Powder Springs15,004522683.4717.86
13Jefferson10,340142231.3521.57
14Decatur22,449415251.8323.39
15Canton25,985655902.5022.71
16Kingsland16,597443772.6522.71
17Sandy Springs107,6851172,8371.0926.35
18Acworth22,467435701.9125.37
19Duluth29,7201606415.3821.57
20Brookhaven52,4421721,4253.2827.17
21Smyrna57,1521961,5493.4327.10
22Pooler24,006526992.1729.12
23Fayetteville17,157225231.2830.48
24McDonough23,675307271.2730.71
25Loganville11,409113630.9631.82
26Newnan38,1372151,0065.6426.38
27Suwanee19,432206581.0333.86
28Lawrenceville30,913909792.9131.67
29Rincon10,029283312.7933.00
30Dalton33,9891131,1033.3232.45
31Athens-Clarke County123,9345334,1004.3033.08
32Gainesville39,4251621,4054.1135.64
33Lilburn12,854354882.7237.96
34Statesboro31,176991,1853.1838.01
35Calhoun16,439436392.6238.87
36Norcross16,9291095696.4433.61
37Snellville20,025707673.5038.30
38Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan241,2961,1748,7624.8736.31
39Bainbridge12,473554644.4137.20
40Villa Rica15,095695624.5737.23
41Marietta59,5162332,2823.9138.34
42Dunwoody49,232782,0671.5841.98
43Hinesville33,4772151,2526.4237.40
44Rome36,2782081,3985.7338.54
45Clarkston12,335834616.7337.37
46Milledgeville19,0721127745.8740.58
47Carrollton26,5931381,1165.1941.97
48Winder15,6521446039.2038.53
49Cordele10,907385183.4847.49
50Conyers16,0041147017.1243.80
51Thomasville18,773349811.8152.26
52Fairburn14,151467223.2551.02
53Columbus202,3381,2189,6256.0247.57
54Doraville11,008485744.3652.14
55Chamblee28,5321891,4116.6249.45
56Riverdale16,142778504.7752.66
57LaGrange30,9311541,6314.9852.73
58Valdosta55,8802053,0573.6754.71
59Brunswick16,30916477510.0647.52
60Vidalia10,721536054.9456.43
61Warner Robins74,4194944,1116.6455.24
62Albany74,3308733,62011.7448.70
63Forest Park19,5701611,0668.2354.47
64Covington14,077718355.0459.32
65Atlanta472,5795,12124,80410.8452.49
66Dublin16,1951229317.5357.49
67Tifton16,7991349567.9856.91
68Douglasville33,2872342,0927.0362.85
69Monroe13,7161228358.8960.88
70Griffin23,1342281,3859.8659.87
71Moultrie14,384801,0105.5670.22
72Waycross13,9341029617.3268.97
73Americus15,8381741,11510.9970.40
74East Point35,7914223,69311.79103.18
75Union City21,0652552,21812.11105.29
76College Park14,7242791,40518.9595.42

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Georgia, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Kansas, 2018

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Kansas’ less-than-impressive crime figures might be a little surprising considering Kansas’ reputation for decency and modesty, though it isn’t close to matching the most crime plagued states. Kansas’ safest community is Prairie Village, a town of 21,958 that is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Prairie Village’s low number of 11 violent crimes gives it an average of only 0.5 violent crimes per 1,000, and its rate of 10.11 property crimes per 1,000 is equally impressive.

5.09 Average violent crime per 1,000
33.75 Average property crime per 1,000

Leawood (#2), which, like Prairie Village, is located in Johnson County, earned noteworthy rates of 0.85 violent crimes and 11.27 property crimes per 1,000. Lansing (#3) and Andover (#4) are both small towns with populations of under 13K. The former is another suburb of Kansas City while the latter is a suburb of Wichita. Both boast rates of less than 2 violent crimes per 1,000 occupants. Rounding out the top five is Overland, a much larger city of 189,104 that nevertheless posted very low crime rates.

1.  PRAIRIE VILLAGE

21,958 Population
11 Violent Crimes
222 Property Crimes
prairie village crime 2018

2. LEAWOOD

35,139 Population
30 Violent Crimes
396 Property Crimes
leawood crime 2018

3. LANSING

11,860 Population
21 Violent Crimes
125 Property Crimes
lansing crime 2018

4. ANDOVER

12,937 Population
15 Violent Crimes
204 Property Crimes
andover crime 2018

5. OVERLAND PARK

189,104 Population
376 Violent Crimes
2,803 Property Crimes
overland park crime 2018

Kansas' Safest Cities

CityRankPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
Prairie Village121,958112220.5010.11
Leawood235,139303960.8511.27
Lansing311,860211251.7710.54
Andover412,937152041.1615.77
Overland Park5189,1043762,8031.9914.82
Olathe6135,9772222,1271.6315.64
Lenexa753,376709211.3117.25
Shawnee865,6031331,1752.0317.91
Derby923,708225390.9322.73
Emporia1024,601355751.4223.37
Hays1121,206674433.1620.89
Haysville1211,288182951.5926.13
El Dorado1312,913233461.7826.79
Junction City1424,7801755137.0620.70
Ottawa1512,334473413.8127.65
Dodge City1627,997998693.5431.04
Winfield1712,176383943.1232.36
Garden City1827,0381398375.1430.96
Newton1919,226996115.1531.78
Atchison2010,654383813.5735.76
Arkansas City2112,085584394.8036.33
Great Bend2215,661606013.8338.38
Salina2347,8052051,8274.2938.22
Merriam2411,337515554.5048.95
Parsons2510,016724707.1946.92
Topeka26127,1667117,1485.5956.21
Wichita27391,3994,13621,06510.5753.82

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Kansas, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Iowa, 2018

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Iowa’s crime statistics are impressive. The Hawkeye State bests its Midwestern neighbors in most categories, earning the title as safest state in the region. Iowa’s safest community is the small town of Norwalk (population 10,371). Norwalk’s 16 violent crimes and 87 property crimes logged in the latest year for which data is available suggest that the local police force is often left with little to do.

4.31 Average violent crime per 1,000
32.20 Average property crime per 1,000

Pella, a similarly sized small town, ranks second. Its violent crime rate of just 0.96 per 1,000 should be a source of comfort for its 10.368 inhabitants. North Liberty (#3) has a violent crime rate a bit higher than the preceding two Iowa communities, but its property crime rate of 7.35 per 1,000 is the lowest in the state for every town and city with a population over 10,000. Fourth on the list is Johnston: larger than the others with a population of 21,635, yet with the low crime rates characteristic of a small town. Ankeny (#5) is significantly larger than the preceding communities with over 59,000 inhabitants, but its 2.16 violent crimes per 1,000 is a laudatory feat.

1.  NORWALK

10,371 Population
16 Violent Crimes
87 Property Crimes
norwalk crime 2018

2. PELLA

10,368 Population
10 Violent Crimes
105 Property Crimes
pella crime 2018

3. NORTH LIBERTY

16,458 Population
52 Violent Crimes
121 Property Crimes
north liberty crime 2018

4. JOHNSTON

21,635 Population
26 Violent Crimes
226 Property Crimes
johnston crime 2018

5. ANKENY

59,236 Population
128 Violent Crimes
756 Property Crimes
ankeny crime 2018

Iowa's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Norwalk10,37116871.548.39
2Pella10,368101050.9610.13
3North Liberty16,458521213.167.35
4Johnston21,635262261.2010.45
5Ankeny59,2361287562.1612.76
6Urbandale45,012677001.4915.55
7Ames66,3331071,0771.6116.24
8Marion37,845716041.8815.96
9Boone12,702481693.7813.30
10Cedar Falls41,651667081.5817.00
11Spencer11,21192300.8020.52
12Iowa City75,5271971,5512.6120.54
13West Des Moines65,6311491,5132.2723.05
14Waverly10,10411411811.2811.68
15Indianola15,601933505.9622.43
16Muscatine24,0101585316.5822.12
17Oskaloosa11,626493024.2125.98
18Altoona17,503315231.7729.88
19Coralville20,957586622.7731.59
20Newton15,102544613.5830.53
21Dubuque59,0262101,8323.5631.04
22Storm Lake10,959583205.2929.20
23Marshalltown27,6281638135.9029.43
24Fort Madison10,654533584.9733.60
25Waterloo68,4705072,1207.4030.96
26Cedar Rapids131,1813875,0192.9538.26
27Mason City27,230371,1221.3641.20
28Sioux City82,8193653,2474.4139.21
29Fort Dodge24,5571449795.8639.87
30Ottumwa24,5431011,0744.1243.76
31Des Moines211,5011,4978,8817.0841.99
32Burlington25,3762071,0268.1640.43
33Clinton25,9062291,1608.8444.78
34Davenport103,1187505,0017.2748.50
35Keokuk10,577765367.1950.68
36Council Bluffs62,6421503,8622.3961.65

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Iowa, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Idaho, 2018

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Known for its potato farms and not too much else, Idaho is actually a beautiful state with breathtaking mountain ranges, rushing rivers and--most relevant to the purposes of this project--remarkably low crime figures. The Gem State’s 2.79 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants is the one of the lowest in the nation, and it’s not far behind in property crime; it’s 23.88 per 1K is good enough for 8th best overall. Idaho’s low crime rates give it the title of the safest state in the region.

2.79 Average violent crime per 1,000
23.88 Average property crime per 1,000

Rexburg, a city of 28,112 in Madison County founded by Mormon pioneers, ranks as the overall safest community in a very low crime state. Known for its outdoor recreation opportunities and as being home to BYU-Idaho, the small city boasts numbers of just 0.32 violent crimes per 1,000 and 6.72 property crimes per 1,000. Proudly one of the most politically conservative communities in the country, the following cities in the ranking--while safe in their own right--don’t even come close to matching these figures.

Meridian, a burgeoning city of 94,113 recently named the second largest in the state, ranks as the #2 safest in Idaho due to a mere 1.12 violent crimes per 1,000 citizens. The oddly christened Moscow, a smaller town near the border of Washington, is #3 with only 18 reported violent crimes.

1.  REXBURG

28,112 Population
9 Violent Crimes
189 Property Crimes
marco island crime 2018

2. MERIDIAN

94,113 Population
105 Violent Crimes
1,457 Property Crimes

3. MOSCOW

25,307 Population
18 Violent Crimes
485 Property Crimes

4. MOUNTAIN HOME

13,627 Population
22 Violent Crimes
258 Property Crimes

5. CALDWELL

52,792 Population
131 Violent Crimes
1,028 Property Crimes

Idaho's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Rexburg28,11291890.326.72
2Meridian94,1131051,4571.1215.48
3Moscow25,307184850.7119.16
4Mountain Home13,627222581.6118.93
5Caldwell52,7921311,0282.4819.47
6Jerome11,234422193.7419.49
7Twin Falls48,0831571,0703.2722.25
8Boise220,7496575,1342.9823.26
9Post Falls31,026717592.2924.46
10Idaho Falls59,6152531,3674.2422.93
11Coeur d'Alene50,1551731,4183.4528.27
12Nampa91,5203322,6433.6328.88
13Pocatello54,4622071,6303.8029.93
14Blackfoot11,700443613.7630.85
15Chubbuck14,515295532.0038.10
16Lewiston32,665461,3301.4140.72
17Garden City11,667764286.5136.68

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Idaho, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Colorado, 2018

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Home to the gorgeous southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains and legal recreational marijuana, Colorado places around the middle among states in both violent crime and property crime. It is neither among the safest nor the most dangerous U.S. states, although Denver’s large population and high rate of violent crime raises the average in comparison to Colorado’s smaller communities, which as a whole, are quite safe.

4.43 Average violent crime per 1,000
33.73 Average property crime per 1,000

Louisville ranks as the safest city in Colorado. A residential community just north of Denver, Louisville consistently places in lists of the nation’s best places to live. With just 21 violent crimes and 73 property crimes (accounting for a very low rate of 3.5 property crimes per 1,000) reported, it’s not difficult to see why.

The rest of the top five -- Erie, Johnston, Windsor and Firestone—are all similarly sized communities of 12,000 to 22,000 located in or near Larimer or Weld Counties. Each is just a stone’s throw from Denver and Boulder and posts a violent crime rate of less than 1 reported incident per 1,000 inhabitants. When people are having fun skiing and/or smoking weed there’s just no time left to commit crimes.

1. LOUISVILLE

20,814 Population
21 Violent Crimes
73 Property Crimes

2. ERIE

22,115 Population
12 Violent Crimes
135 Property Crimes

3. JOHNSTOWN

16,143 Population
13 Violent Crimes
114 Property Crimes

4. WINDSOR

22,404 Population
3 Violent Crimes
239 Property Crimes

5. FIRESTONE

12,375 Population
6 Violent Crimes
126 Property Crimes

Colorado's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Louisville20,81421731.013.51
2Erie22,115121350.546.10
3Johnstown16,143131140.817.06
4Windsor22,40432390.1310.67
5Firestone12,37561260.4810.18
6Parker50,409465920.9111.74
7Fruita12,825161841.2514.35
8Castle Rock57,109518820.8915.44
9Evans21,975704093.1918.61
10Broomfield66,953361,6100.5424.05
11Golden20,616314801.5023.28
12Lafayette28,421876383.0622.45
13Steamboat Springs12,512312992.4823.90
14Fort Collins164,6703424,0362.0824.51
15Littleton47,288481,2961.0227.41
16Longmont93,2682922,3003.1324.66
17Loveland76,9361841,9872.3925.83
18Fountain28,115987293.4925.93
19Fort Morgan11,313363033.1826.78
20Boulder109,1892583,2752.3629.99
21Thornton136,4514774,3093.5031.58
22Commerce City55,3412411,7674.3531.93
23Westminster114,5142694,0042.3534.97
24Aurora366,4771,93911,2135.2930.60
25Greeley102,4914683,2754.5731.95
26Northglenn39,8901391,3533.4833.92
27Sterling14,087474953.3435.14
28Brighton38,3631431,3283.7334.62
29Greenwood Village16,024346142.1238.32
30Durango18,248437182.3639.35
31Colorado Springs464,1132,30116,5264.9635.61
32Denver699,2594,59725,1016.5735.90
33Montrose19,054298351.5243.82
34Wheat Ridge31,3891101,4903.5047.47
35Grand Junction60,6283143,0605.1850.47

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Colorado, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Arkansas, 2018

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The southeastern state of Arkansas, known for the gently cascading Ozark mountain range and as the birthplace of William Jefferson Clinton, our 42nd president, has something of a crime problem. Despite its rural nature, the state ranks sixth in the U.S. with its violent crime rate, while the property crime rate is enough to put it at #5, overall.

7.84 Average violent crime per 1,000
47.40 Average property crime per 1,000

Of course, many towns in Arkansas have crime rates that are far below the statewide average, and are indeed quite safe. Coming in at #1 is Bella Vista, once a resort town, yet now more of a retirement community, located within a stunning sector of the Ozarks in the far northwestern part of the state. Even though the population has grown considerably in the past fifteen years, Bella Vista maintains an impressive violent crime rate of just 2.3 incidents per 1,000 and a property crime rate of 6.8 per 1,000.

Centerton (#2) and Bentonville (#3) are in very close proximity to Bella Vista, located in Benton County, which is by all measures the safest county in the state to live in. The next two down the list--Cabot and Maumelle—are affluent suburbs of capital Little Rock.

1. BELLA VISTA

28,274 Population
66 Violent Crimes
193 Property Crimes

2. CENTERTON

12,584 Population
43 Violent Crimes
134 Property Crimes

3. BENTONVILLE

46,458 Population
85 Violent Crimes
664 Property Crimes

4. CABOT

25,927 Population
62 Violent Crimes
525 Property Crimes

5. MAUMELLE

18,068 Population
24 Violent Crimes
414 Property Crimes

Arkansas' Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Bella Vista28,274661932.336.83
2Centerton12,584431343.4210.65
3Bentonville46,458856641.8314.29
4Cabot25,927625252.3920.25
5Maumelle18,068244141.3322.91
6Batesville10,732313032.8928.23
7Magnolia11,642523824.4732.81
8Siloam Springs16,277585793.5635.57
9Malvern11,016334083.0037.04
10Rogers64,6163362,2365.2034.60
11Mountain Home12,305284942.2840.15
12Bryant20,687298941.4043.22
13Van Buren23,1331318685.6637.52
14Arkadelphia10,755454364.1840.54
15Harrison13,178775075.8438.47
16Sherwood30,6761611,2535.2540.85
17Camden11,19111340810.1036.46
18Fayetteville84,7264543,7215.3643.92
19Benton34,9201771,5505.0744.39
20Jonesboro75,2303873,3695.1444.78
21Conway66,1043352,9705.0744.93
22Russellville29,3661851,2676.3043.15
23Marion12,2701064918.6440.02
24North Little Rock67,3445032,9267.4743.45
25Paragould28,2541611,3805.7048.84
26Jacksonville28,6842471,3078.6145.57
27Helena-West Helena10,89812349211.2945.15
28Texarkana30,4291811,6735.9554.98
29Fort Smith88,5737125,2298.0459.04
30El Dorado18,2971941,03710.6056.68
31West Memphis24,8184611,20018.5848.35
32Forrest City14,54417186311.7659.34
33Blytheville14,52320487614.0560.32
34Pine Bluff43,9767052,78616.0363.35
35Little Rock198,8003,04413,71415.3168.98

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Arkansas, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Alabama, 2018

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Nestled in the heart of the Deep South, Alabama is a state with rich, time honored traditions, including an unmatched devotion to college football, and the locus of many of the most notable events of the civil rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s. With rates of about 39 property crimes and 6 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants, Alabama cannot claim to be one of the safest states in the nation. Nevertheless, the “Cotton State” is not without its secure hamlets.

5.90 Average violent crime per 1,000
39.35 Average property crime per 1,000

Helena, a cozy suburb of Birmingham located right in the middle of the state, can assert the right to be called the safest town in Alabama with violent and property crime rates nearly five times lower than the state average. Vestavia Hills, another slightly larger suburb of Birmingham, famous for housing the estate of legendary former Birmingham mayor, George B. Ward, comes in at #2 boasting a rate of less than one violent crime per 1,000. As four of the top five safest towns are located in suburban Birmingham, the region can be considered the most secure in the state. Daphne (#5), the only outlier, is a small shoreline city of about 25,564 located in the southwestern part of the state.

1.  HELENA

18,525 Population
25 Violent Crimes
115 Property Crimes
helena crime, 2018

2. VESTAVIA HILLS

34,191 Population
25 Violent Crimes
397 Property Crimes
helena crime, 2018

3. MOUNTAIN BROOK

20,737 Population
14 Violent Crimes
289 Property Crimes
helena crime, 2018

4. ALABASTER

33,040 Population
97 Violent Crimes
488 Property Crimes
helena crime, 2018

5. DAPHNE

25,564 Population
35 Violent Crimes
503 Property Crimes
helena crime, 2018

Alabama's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Helena18,525251151.356.21
2Vestavia Hills34,191253970.7311.61
3Mountain Brook20,737142890.6813.94
4Alabaster33,040974882.9414.77
5Daphne25,564355031.3719.68
6Moody12,764432213.3717.31
7Auburn63,8712101,1253.2917.61
8Pleasant Grove10,293271992.6219.33
9Pelham23,162415091.7721.98
10Hartselle14,540183321.2422.83
11Athens25,603186360.7024.84
12Madison47,7292091,0114.3821.18
13Enterprise28,227987833.4727.74
14Albertville21,525297211.3533.50
15Irondale12,439723365.7927.01
16Fairhope19,470366491.8533.33
17Saraland13,967344642.4333.22
18Fort Payne14,156454593.1832.42
19Pell City13,835544513.9032.60
20Cullman15,459225751.4237.20
21Northport25,045828783.2735.06
22Hueytown15,632655464.1634.93
23Prattville35,698841,3612.3538.13
24Florence40,1601961,4004.8834.86
25Homewood25,823849743.2537.72
26Gardendale13,6751104308.0431.44
27Eufaula12,503674555.3636.39
28Tuscaloosa99,9254803,7324.8037.35
29Muscle Shoals13,810545883.9142.58
30Oxford21,234799493.7244.69
31Decatur55,3741542,6002.7846.95
32Montgomery199,5651,2158,9896.0945.04
33Atmore10,021934139.2841.21
34Jacksonville12,15012350110.1241.23
35Leeds11,964825556.8546.39
36Fairfield10,869984709.0243.24
37Mobile6249,9211,70911,7696.8447.09
38Scottsboro14,71122950615.5734.40
39Opelika30,1802211,4767.3248.91
40Phenix City38,5213271,8178.4947.17
41Gulf Shores11,340396493.4457.23
42Huntsville192,5871,7879,3989.2848.80
43Talladega15,6451238247.8652.67
44Sylacauga12,623687135.3956.48
45Troy18,9851879499.8549.99
46Ozark14,67918169112.3347.07
47Alexander City14,69527765718.8544.71
48Prichard22,2993791,22717.0055.02
49Jasper14,00916089511.4263.89
50Gadsden35,9274642,52112.9270.17

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Alabama, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes. 

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Safest Cities in Arizona, 2018

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Arizona, with its stark deserts, dense pine forests, stunning mountain ranges and oasis metropolises, has property and violent crime rates ranking in, or near, the top ten highest in the nation. This is largely due to the fact that large cities like Tucson and Phoenix, with crime rates typical of large urban centers in the U.S., account for much of the state’s total population. That said, Arizona is not without its safe towns and cities, and its top five safest compare favorably with the safest in the nation.

4.54 Average violent crime per 1,000
33.29 Average property crime per 1,000

Florence is the safest town in Arizona, overall. The hamlet of 31,130, located about 60 miles southeast of the Phoenix metropolitan area and known for its historic buildings boasts a violent crime rate of just 0.71 per 1,000 and an equally impressive property crime rate of 4.85 per 1,000.

The much larger Gilbert, an affluent and fast growing community southeast of Phoenix ranks at #2. With extremely low property and violent crime rates, Gilbert has a reputation as one of the safest cities of its size in the country. Few others with a similar population can claim a violent crime rate of less than 1 violent crime per 1,000 inhabitants.

1. FLORENCE

31,130 Population
22 Violent Crimes
151 Property Crimes

2. GILBERT

255,899 Population
200 Violent Crimes
3,368 Property Crimes

3. SOMERTON

15,196 Population
26 Violent Crimes
180 Property Crimes

4. SAN LUIS

32,227 Population
39 Violent Crimes
427 Property Crimes

5. ORO VALLEY

44,089 Population
29 Violent Crimes
653 Property Crimes

Arizona's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Florence31,130221510.714.85
2Gilbert255,8992003,3680.7813.16
3Somerton15,196261801.7111.85
4San Luis32,227394271.2113.25
5Oro Valley44,089296530.6614.81
6Sahuarita25,792233750.8914.54
7Maricopa49,627976481.9513.06
8Buckeye64,563351,0250.5415.88
9Paradise Valley14,15592320.6416.39
10Surprise130,6791352,4891.0319.05
11Peoria174,7973503,7092.0021.22
12Marana42,808401,0450.9324.41
13Prescott Valley42,900789941.8223.17
14Scottsdale240,8853695,6981.5323.65
15Chandler265,9225586,1522.1023.13
16Lake Havasu City53,7461411,2182.6222.66
17Prescott42,3211709244.0221.83
18Apache Junction38,5061079212.7823.92
19Nogales20,143625023.0824.92
20Mesa478,2772,05111,2144.2923.45
21Payson15,351553793.5824.69
22Goodyear82,0183102,0633.7825.15
23Douglas16,398304621.8328.17
24Chino Valley11,202742496.6122.23
25Eloy17,110624603.6226.88
26Sierra Vista42,988851,2781.9829.73
27El Mirage34,376741,0522.1530.60
28Camp Verde11,213303512.6831.30
29Bullhead City39,426991,4052.5135.64
30Show Low10,89224390.1840.30
31Casa Grande51,9952841,7445.4633.54
32Avondale81,6052333,2622.8639.97
33Flagstaff71,1792652,8563.7240.12
34Cottonwood11,932434963.6041.57
35Phoenix1,586,61110,70058,5526.7436.90
36Coolidge12,387385973.0748.20
37Tempe178,6549028,1445.0545.59
38Kingman29,0691011,4803.4750.91
39Glendale242,9381,20412,8054.9652.71
40Tucson533,6634,24531,2657.9558.59

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Arizona, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.

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Safest Cities in Alaska, 2018

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The largest and most sparsely populated state, Alaska only achieved statehood in 1959, just ahead of Hawaii. Surprisingly, Alaska has some of the highest crime rates in the nation: its violent crime rate is first among all U.S. states, while its property crime rate is number three overall. These alarming statistics have been attributed to the fact that many Native American villages in the state are completely lacking effective law enforcement.

10.77 Average violent crime per 1,000
48.27 Average property crime per 1,000

Owing to its low and scattered population, Alaska contains just three cities with populations over 10,000. Of these three, Fairbanks (population 32,456) boasts the lowest crime rates, with a violent crime rate of 6.8 per 1,000, just below the statewide average, and a property crime rate of 41.6 that is somewhat higher than the state average.

Similarly sized Juneau, the state capital, ranks second with violent and property crime rates a bit above the state average. While Anchorage, the state’s largest city by far, comes in third with unimpressive rates of 11.4 violent crimes per 1,000 and 49 property crimes per 1,000.

With its three largest cities all possessing not-so-great crime statistics, it’s safe to say that a number of Alaska’s small towns of 10,000 denizens or fewer are the safest in the state.

1.  FAIRBANKS

32,456 Population
223 Violent Crimes
1,350 Property Crimes

2. JUNEAU

32,964 Population
282 Violent Crimes
1,595 Property Crimes

3. ANCHORAGE

299,097 Population
3,422 Violent Crimes
14,649 Property Crimes

Alaska's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Fairbanks32,4562231,3506.8741.59
2Juneau32,9642821,5958.5548.39
3Anchorage299,0973,42214,64911.4448.98

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Alaska, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.


The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes. 

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