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Safest Cities in Rhode Island, 2018

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While Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the U.S., it has left an outsized mark on the nation’s history. The state was the first to renounce allegiance to the British Crown, and the fourth to ratify the Articles of Confederation in 1778. Today, Rhode Island is known for its many bays and beautiful autumn foliage.

1.47 Average violent crime per 1,000
14.50 Average property crime per 1,000

Rhode Island’s safest communities are all modestly sized, with none reaching 20,000 in population. The safest community in our ranking is Glocester, a town just outside of capital Providence that logged just one violent crime in the latest statistical year.

Second on the list is Scituate, another small town of just over 10,000 residents. Founded way back in 1710 by Massachusetts transplants hailing from another town with the small tricky-to-pronounce name, Scituate’s violent crime rate is over six times below the state average. #3 East Greenwich holds the title of wealthiest municipality in the state. The over 300-year-old community logged a mere 0.61 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

The fourth safest community is Barrington. Slightly larger than preceding communities on the list, Barrington is home to nine sites recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Portsmouth, #5, is the only town in the top ten with a violent crime rate per 1,000 inhabitants over 1.

1.  GLOCESTER

10,037 Population
1 Violent Crimes
32 Property Crimes
glocester crime 2018

2.  SCITUATE

10,587 Population
4 Violent Crimes
63 Property Crimes
scituate crime 2018

3. EAST GREENWICH

13,120 Population
8 Violent Crimes
86 Property Crimes
east greenwich crime 2018

4. BARRINGTON

16,218 Population
4 Violent Crimes
117 Property Crimes
barrington crime 2018

5. PORTSMOUTH

17,362 Population
18 Violent Crimes
106 Property Crimes
portsmouth crime 2018

Rhode Island's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Glocester10,0371320.103.19
2Scituate10,5874630.385.95
3East Greenwich13,1208860.616.55
4Barrington16,21841170.257.21
5Portsmouth17,362181061.046.11
6Bristol22,229181500.816.75
7Burrillville16,357151100.926.72
8South Kingstown30,872132490.428.07
9Narragansett15,600111270.718.14
10Smithfield21,660122060.559.51
11Cumberland34,708353331.019.59
12North Kingstown26,120222680.8410.26
13Middletown16,035141720.8710.73
14East Providence47,456695501.4511.59
15North Providence32,540433981.3212.23
16West Warwick28,777603322.0811.54
17Tiverton15,768222051.4013.00
18Johnston29,322434511.4715.38
19North Smithfield12,377102090.8116.89
20Warren10,460121771.1516.92
21Westerly22,675194110.8418.13
22Cranston81,1621241,5091.5318.59
23Warwick81,481611,6250.7519.94
24Lincoln21,770204300.9219.75
25Woonsocket41,5112129725.1123.42
26Newport24,077626952.5828.87
27Central Falls19,2771264516.5423.40

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Rhode Island, 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 South Carolina, 2018

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With its lush forests, mountain ranges to the west, and long stretch of picturesque coastline, South Carolina is certainly among the most beautiful of the nation’s 50 states. The Palmetto State has made its mark in America’s history, as well, as the 8th state to adopt the U.S. constitution in 1788 and then the first to secede from the Union 72 years later.

5.73 Average violent crime per 1,000
42.30 Average property crime per 1,000

The safest community in South Carolina is the charming coastal village of Bluffton. Known for its historic Old Town, the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina logged crime rates significantly below the state average.

#2 Mount Pleasant, with a population of 84,277, is four times larger than the preceding municipality on the list and the fourth largest in the state, overall. Its rate of just 1.51 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants is characteristic of a much smaller community.

Third on the list is Tega Cay, a planned community near the nation’s border that is the only community over 10K in the state with a violent crime per 1K rate less than 1.

Rounding out the top five are Hanahan (#4) and Mauldin (#5), similarly sized towns with violent crime rates less than half of the state average.

1.  BLUFFTON

17,498 Population
25 Violent Crimes
267 Property Crimes
bluffton crime 2018

2.  MOUNT PLEASANT

84,277 Population
127 Violent Crimes
1,433 Property Crimes
mount pleasant crime 2018

3. TEGA CAY

10,032 Population
8 Violent Crimes
193 Property Crimes
tega cay crime 2018

4. HANAHAN

22,357 Population
44 Violent Crimes
419 Property Crimes
hanahan crime 2018

5. MAULDIN

25,540 Population
54 Violent Crimes
507 Property Crimes
mauldin crime 2018

South Carolina's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Bluffton17,498252671.4315.26
2Mount Pleasant84,2771271,4331.5117.00
3Tega Cay10,03281930.8019.24
4Hanahan22,357444191.9718.74
5Mauldin25,540545072.1119.85
6Fort Mill14,150343042.4021.48
7Port Royal12,417322812.5822.63
8Goose Creek41,5401589153.8022.03
9Charleston135,1534083,3593.0224.85
10Greer28,927977333.3525.34
11Clemson15,767264631.6529.37
12Lexington20,597716143.4529.81
13Summerville50,1541601,8023.1935.93
14Simpsonville21,223707663.3036.09
15Irmo12,240664145.3933.82
16Rock Hill72,5894472,5446.1635.05
17North Augusta22,755499892.1543.46
18Sumter40,8642821,6666.9040.77
19Newberry10,338654386.2942.37
20Greenville65,6863992,8236.0742.98
21Conway21,8741741,0167.9546.45
22Moncks Corner10,298505304.8651.47
23Gaffney12,5681046228.2749.49
24Forest Acres10,654775627.2352.75
25Cayce13,72914966210.8548.22
26Easley20,9111311,1656.2655.71
27Columbia134,4891,1167,3748.3054.83
28Aiken30,8002411,7857.8257.95
29North Charleston110,4909936,2188.9956.28
30Beaufort13,477858576.3163.59
31Orangeburg13,365809805.9973.33
32Florence38,3824082,56310.6366.78
33North Myrtle Beach15,9451211,2277.5976.95
34Myrtle Beach31,8645384,39516.88137.93

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in South Carolina, 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 College Campuses in America, 2018

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For parents sending their children off to college, safety is usually the number one concern. It is often the first time that kids are off on their own, living independently outside of the home. Choosing a school with a solid reputation for security and low potential for dangerous threats allows moms and dads to breathe easier once their kids ship off to earn a higher education.

With this thought in mind, we compiled our list of 2018’s Safest College Campuses in the U.S. We created this ranking using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education. Nearly all accredited institutions were considered in this project, save for those with enrollment under 10,000 students, and others for which a significant amount of data was unavailable.

Each school’s safety score was calculated by analyzing crimes reported by universities, including rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, motor vehicle theft and arsons. Also factoring into the safety score were violent and property crime rates for the cities in which the schools were located, and the number of law enforcement officers employed by the institution per 1,000 students.

1. Brigham Young University-Idaho

REXBURG, IDAHO

The safest school on our list is Brigham Young University-Idaho, located in Rexburg, Idaho. Once known as Ricks College, the private university is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which mandates students to adhere strictly to a code of behavior in line with the teachings of the church. Students must follow dress and grooming codes, refrain from consuming drugs or alcohol, and abstain from premarital sex. Still, all the rules seem to achieve the desired effect, as BYU-Idaho has some of the lowest crime rates of any institution in the country, which is even more impressive considering that enrollment tops 40,000. Rexburg, the small city it is located in, also benefits from a crime levels far below the national average.

2. Oakland University

ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN

Number two on the list is Oakland University, a public university located in Rochester, Michigan. Violent crime is practically non-existent on this campus, unique for both a public university and one topping 20,000 in enrollment. This fact, combined with Rochester's very low crime rates, make for a very safe university environment.

3. Northern Kentucky University

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY

Third on the list is Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The school’s latest enrollment figures list 14,699, and yet the most recent FBI crime figures for the school do not include a single incident of violent crime.

4. University of Rhode Island

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND

We head east to Rhode Island for #4 in the ranking, University of Rhode Island’s largest campus, located in the small village of South Kingstown. Known for its well-respected research department in the field of agricultural economics, the school also boasts very low rates of violent and property crime.

5. Bridgewater State University

BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS

Rounding out the top five is Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. A modestly sized public school with an enrollment of just over 11K, Bridgewater State has very low crime rates, while the city it is located in is a great deal safer than average compared to the rest of the college towns on the list.

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Looking at the top twenty safest campuses, overall, the state of Massachusetts has the most placings by a large margin, with three schools in the top ten alone, and four in the top twenty. Michigan, Kentucky and Idaho all follow, with two schools each placing in the top ten.

2018's Safest College Campuses

RankStateUniversity/CollegeCampusStudent
enrollment
Violent
crime, campus
Property
crime, campus
1IDAHOBrigham Young University-IdahoRexburg43,2782017
2MICHIGANOakland UniversityRochester20,261037
3KENTUCKYNorthern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights14,699050
4RHODE ISLANDUniversity of Rhode IslandSouth Kingstown16,613270
5MASSACHUSETTSBridgewater State UniversityBridgewater11,0891231
6NEW HAMPSHIREUniversity of New HampshireDurham15,35126105
7MASSACHUSETTSBoston CollegeNewton14,35410122
8VIRGINIAVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg32,66310175
9MASSACHUSETTSUniversity of Massachusetts:Amherst29,26914229
10MASSACHUSETTSTufts University:Medford11,137774
11ILLINOISSouthern Illinois University:Edwardsville14,265581
12INDIANAPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette40,4728256
13CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:San Marcos12,793449
14UTAHUtah State UniversityLogan28,622428
15IDAHOUniversity of IdahoMoscow13,78474
16NEW JERSEYMontclair State UniversityMontclair20,465384
17MICHIGANCentral Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant26,825583
18KENTUCKYMorehead State UniversityMorehead10,872050
19OKLAHOMAUniversity of Central OklahomaEdmond16,910361
20WYOMINGUniversity of WyomingLaramie12,6480102
21VIRGINIAGeorge Mason UniversityFairfax33,92912115
22SOUTH DAKOTASouth Dakota State UniversityBrookings12,576359
23MICHIGANFerris State UniversityBig Rapids14,715538
24NEW JERSEYWilliam Paterson UniversityWayne10,862063
25OHIOKent State UniversityKent30,0677159
26PENNSYLVANIAPennsylvania State University:University Park47,30750502
27GEORGIAKennesaw State UniversityKennesaw33,25211209
28IOWAIowa State UniversityAmes35,71414255
29MAINEUniversity of Maine:Orono10,92220138
30IOWAUniversity of Northern IowaCedar Falls11,981781
31NORTH CAROLINAAppalachian State UniversityBoone17,932470
32OHIOBowling Green State UniversityBowling Green16,9080135
33TEXASTexas A&M University:Commerce12,928381
34WEST VIRGINIAWest Virginia UniversityMorgantown28,776581
35WASHINGTONWashington State University:Pullman29,68615142
36ILLINOISWestern Illinois UniversityMacomb11,094968
37NEW JERSEYKean UniversityUnion14,1121128
38WISCONSINUniversity of Wisconsin:Oshkosh14,051342
39PENNSYLVANIAWest Chester UniversityWest Chester16,597568
40TEXASTexas Woman's UniversityDenton15,286455
41TEXASUniversity of Texas:El Paso23,39710138
42KANSASFort Hays State UniversityHays14,210444
43IDAHOBoise State UniversityBoise29,4284321
44CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Irvine30,83621442
45UTAHUtah Valley UniversityOrem33,211480
46VIRGINIAJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburg21,2276124
47MICHIGANMichigan State UniversityEast Lansing50,53838578
48TEXASUniversity of North TexasDenton37,2999154
49TEXASTexas A&M University:College Station63,81314452
50UTAHBrigham Young UniversityProvo33,4691185
51DELAWAREUniversity of DelawareNewark22,8523143
52NORTH CAROLINAUniversity of North Carolina:Chapel Hill29,08412204
53MICHIGANUniversity of Michigan:Ann Arbor43,65113534
54SOUTH CAROLINACollege of CharlestonCharleston11,531056
55TEXASStephen F. Austin State UniversityNacogdoches12,606450
56IOWAUniversity of IowaIowa City30,84418256
57TEXASTarleton State UniversityStephenville12,3306107
58NEW JERSEYRowan UniversityGlassboro16,1558210
59CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Fullerton38,9484213
60FLORIDAFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton30,3806160
61CONNECTICUTCentral Connecticut State UniversityNew Britain12,086225
62WISCONSINUniversity of Wisconsin:Eau Claire10,592158
63MASSACHUSETTSUniversity of Massachusetts:Harbor Campus, Boston17,030275
64FLORIDAUniversity of South Florida:Tampa42,0678323
65IDAHOIdaho State UniversityPocatello16,851423
66GEORGIAGeorgia Gwinnett CollegeLawrenceville11,468020
67CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Carson14,635445
68MISSISSIPPIUniversity of Mississippi:Oxford23,2126160
69COLORADOColorado State UniversityFort Collins30,6146322
70WISCONSINUniversity of Wisconsin:Madison42,71613287
71CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:San Diego32,90613418
72LOUISIANALouisiana Tech UniversityRuston12,371256
73WASHINGTONEastern Washington UniversityCheney12,3611152
74HAWAIIUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonolulu23,2933652
75CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Hayward15,528375
76MISSOURIUniversity of Missouri:Columbia35,4249228
77VIRGINIAUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville23,88316189
78TENNESSEEAustin Peay State UniversityClarksville10,099562
79SOUTH CAROLINAClemson UniversityClemson22,6984209
80TEXASTexas State UniversitySan Marcos37,9793169
81GEORGIAUniversity of North GeorgiaDahlonega17,289018
82NEW YORKCornell UniversityIthaca21,9047217
83CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Los Angeles27,6808145
84TEXASUniversity of Texas:Arlington41,98811115
85CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Davis35,18612555
86KENTUCKYMurray State UniversityMurray10,998479
87CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Northridge, Los Angeles41,54821258
88NEW JERSEYNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark11,3256101
89OKLAHOMAOklahoma State University:Stillwater25,9306178
90CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:San Jose32,77330424
91NEW JERSEYRutgers University:New Brunswick49,42829542
92MASSACHUSETTSHarvard UniversityCambridge29,6523574
93MARYLANDTowson UniversityTowson22,284276
94MASSACHUSETTSBoston UniversityBoston32,15819364
95MISSOURIUniversity of Central MissouriWarrenburg14,39525146
96NEBRASKAUniversity of Nebraska:Lincoln25,26015187
97CALIFORNIASan Diego State UniversitySan Diego34,25419593
98MASSACHUSETTSNortheastern UniversityBoston19,94025253
99PENNSYLVANIAIndiana UniversityIndiana13,835252
100KANSASKansas State UniversityManhattan24,146777
101CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Long Beach37,4469193
102NORTH DAKOTANorth Dakota State UniversityFargo14,5161109
103NORTH CAROLINAEast Carolina UniversityGreenville28,28913144
104WEST VIRGINIAMarshall UniversityHuntington13,6212522
105TENNESSEEMiddle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboro22,51110134
106CALIFORNIACalifornia State Polytechnic University:Pomona23,7177175
107MICHIGANEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti21,82419150
108OHIOOhio UniversityAthens29,15715172
109INDIANAIndiana University:Bloomington48,51414338
110NORTH DAKOTAUniversity of North DakotaGrand Forks14,9514159
111WASHINGTONCentral Washington UniversityEllensburg11,9934108
112TEXASUniversity of Texas:Austin50,95013337
113MICHIGANGrand Valley State UniversityAllendale Charter Township25,3258134
114COLORADOUniversity of Colorado:Denver23,671156
115COLORADOUniversity of Colorado:Colorado Springs11,9881146
116MONTANAMontana State UniversityBozeman15,23612212
117FLORIDAFlorida SouthWestern State CollegeFort Myers15,709014
118ILLINOISUniversity of Illinois:Urbana45,84220269
119NEW JERSEYRutgers University:Newark11,72010256
120VERMONTUniversity of VermontBurlington12,815694
121OKLAHOMAUniversity of Oklahoma:Norman27,4285334
122ILLINOISSouthern Illinois University:Carbondale17,29211149
123KANSASUniversity of Kansas:Lawrence27,2595205
124GEORGIAGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboro20,4593121
125ILLINOISNorthern Illinois UniversityDekalb20,13013141
126NEW YORKState University of New York:Stony Brook25,27214250
127CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Sacramento30,2844198
128GEORGIAUniversity of GeorgiaAthens36,13018342
129MISSISSIPPIMississippi State UniversityStarkville20,8737165
130NORTH CAROLINAWestern Carolina UniversityCullowhee10,340579
131FLORIDASanta Fe CollegeGainesville14,767024
132MARYLANDUniversity of MarylandCollege Park38,14018341
133NORTH CAROLINAUniversity of North Carolina:Greensboro19,39312159
134TEXASUniversity of Texas:Dallas24,5545113
135TENNESSEEEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City14,334976
136NORTH CAROLINANorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh34,01517264
137COLORADOUniversity of Colorado:Boulder33,05618545
138FLORIDAUniversity of North FloridaJacksonville15,675389
139FLORIDAFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityFort Myers14,833353
140PENNSYLVANIAUniversity of Pittsburgh:Pittsburgh28,64915242
141TEXASTexas Christian UniversityFort Worth10,3234129
142NEVADAUniversity of Nevada:Reno20,8981179
143COLORADOUniversity of Northern ColoradoGreeley12,2167152
144MASSACHUSETTSMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge11,3314334
145TEXASBaylor UniversityWaco16,78711143
146ALABAMAUniversity of Alabama:Tuscaloosa37,09820306
147KENTUCKYWestern Kentucky UniversityBowling Green20,063395
148GEORGIAUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton12,834749
149MISSOURISoutheast Missouri State UniversityCape Girardeau11,987736
150FLORIDAUniversity of FloridaGainesville50,64510367
151CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Santa Barbara23,49748288
152TEXASTexas A&M University:Corpus Christi11,661580
153NEVADAUniversity of Nevada:Las Vegas28,60011279
154OHIOMiami UniversityOxford19,07626232
155KENTUCKYEastern Kentucky UniversityRichmond16,8447193
156ARIZONANorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff29,02126232
157INDIANABall State UniversityMuncie21,1967237
158FLORIDAUniversity of West FloridaPensacola12,7631055
159NORTH CAROLINAUniversity of North Carolina:Charlotte27,9832128
160MINNESOTAUniversity of Minnesota:Duluth10,878555
161CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Riverside21,3858289
162CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Los Angeles41,90884768
163CALIFORNIACalifornia State Polytechnic University:San Luis Obispo20,94412136
164CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Chico17,2208256
165ILLINOISLoyola University of ChicagoChicago16,43726112
166TEXASUniversity of Texas:Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg28,5840100
167VIRGINIAVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond30,91833512
168NORTH CAROLINANorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboro10,8528189
169CONNECTICUTSouthern Connecticut State UniversityNew Haven10,473424
170NORTH CAROLINAUniversity of North Carolina:Wilmington14,9184208
171TENNESSEETennessee Technological UniversityCookeville10,900480
172WISCONSINUniversity of Wisconsin:La Crosse10,4900119
173TEXASSouthern Methodist UniversityDallas11,64313160
174OREGONUniversity of OregonEugene24,03220359
175TEXASUniversity of Houston:Houston14,262137
176ARKANSASArkansas Tech UniversityRussellville12,054683
177ARKANSASUniversity of Arkansas:Fayetteville26,7549233
178OHIOUniversity of AkronAkron23,10110191
179ARKANSASUniversity of Central ArkansasConway11,7544112
180ARKANSASArkansas State University:Jonesboro13,4106113
181NEW YORKState University of New York:Binghamton16,9139166
182ALABAMAUniversity of Alabama:Birmingham18,33332353
183FLORIDAFlorida International UniversityMiami49,78215355
184KENTUCKYUniversity of KentuckyLexington29,72717499
185ILLINOISUniversity of ChicagoChicago15,39114215
186CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:Fresno24,13615337
187ARIZONAArizona State UniversityTempe90,90645902
188OHIOOhio State UniversityColumbus58,66333820
189TEXASLamar UniversityBeaumont14,9651076
190VIRGINIAOld Dominion UniversityNorfolk24,67231368
191TEXASUniversity of Texas:San Antonio28,78710112
192ALABAMAUniversity of South AlabamaMobile16,21122119
193NEW YORKState University of New York:Buffalo29,79610268
194WASHINGTONWestern Washington UniversityBellingham15,3323120
195MICHIGANWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazoo23,52916150
196CALIFORNIACalifornia State University:San Bernardino20,0241099
197OREGONPortland State UniversityPortland27,4886244
198OHIOUniversity of ToledoToledo20,37710207
199MINNESOTAUniversity of Minnesota:Minneapolis50,6788485
200NEW MEXICONew Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces15,49020267
201INDIANAIndiana State UniversityTerre Haute13,58419162
202LOUISIANALouisiana State University:Baton Rouge31,52411366
203KENTUCKYUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville21,29410321
204FLORIDAUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando62,95314297
205WISCONSINUniversity of Wisconsin:Milwaukee26,7267153
206MONTANAUniversity of MontanaMissoula13,0446127
207NORTH CAROLINADuke UniversityDurham15,98410466
208LOUISIANATulane UniversityNew Orleans12,4857243
209CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Berkeley38,18944699
210TEXASUniversity of HoustonHouston42,70418517
211GEORGIAValdosta State UniversityValdosta11,3023122
212LOUISIANAUniversity of Louisiana:Lafayette17,50820221
213ALABAMATroy UniversityTroy17,7654116
214MISSOURIUniversity of Missouri:Kansas City16,685564
215OHIOWright State UniversityDayton17,070588
216OHIOUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati36,04245254
217GEORGIAGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta32,05825242
218NEW YORKState University of New York College:Buffalo10,33018155
219CONNECTICUTYale UniversityNew Haven12,3851274
220CALIFORNIASan Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco30,2569260
221ALASKAUniversity of Alaska:Anchorage16,7624139
222KANSASWichita State UniversityWichita14,240193
223SOUTH CAROLINAUniversity of South Carolina:Columbia33,7243314
224TENNESSEEUniversity of Tennessee:Chattanooga11,387474
225TENNESSEEUniversity of Tennessee:Knoxville27,8455270
226TEXASTexas Tech UniversityLubbock35,8596458
227GEORGIAGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta25,03417243
228SOUTH CAROLINACoastal Carolina UniversityConway10,26313236
229INDIANAIndiana University:Indianapolis30,1059318
230MARYLANDUniversity of Maryland:Baltimore County13,839079
231WASHINGTONUniversity of WashingtonSeattle45,40813712
232FLORIDAFlorida State University:Tallahassee40,83020523
233ARIZONAUniversity of ArizonaTucson42,59524612
234CALIFORNIAUniversity of California:Santa Cruz17,86812344
235WISCONSINMarquette UniversityMilwaukee11,49119267
236OHIOCleveland State UniversityCleveland16,9158187
237TENNESSEEUniversity of MemphisMemphis20,58515155
238MISSOURIUniversity of Missouri:St. Louis16,738580
239MISSOURIWashington UniversitySt. Louis14,688490
240ARKANSASUniversity of Arkansas:Little Rock11,891182
241GEORGIAEmory UniversityAtlanta13,78810419
242UTAHUniversity of UtahSalt Lake City31,59212437
243NEW MEXICOUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerque27,28523736

METHODOLOGY

We created this ranking using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the Campus Safety Security Survey put out by the U.S. Department of Education. The highest ranked University campuses boast low total campus and local area crime. University campuses with a significant lack of reported data were excluded, as well as all non-accredited Universities offering 4-year degrees. 

We determined that 10,000 enrolled students was an appropriate threshold for this ranking. No remote campuses under the same University were aggregated and each enrollment number pertains to that specific campus.

Crimes reported by universities including violent crimes: Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter, Negligent Manslaughter, Rape (both definitions), Robbery, Aggravated Assault and property crimes: Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. A campus safety score was calculated by adding together the rates of both types of crimes per 1,000 students (violent crime was weighted 150% higher than property crime to account for the severity of the crime).

Crime statistics for the city in which the university campus is located, including violent crimes: Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter, Negligent Manslaughter, Rape (both definitions), Robbery, Aggravated Assault and property crimes: Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson. A local area safety score was calculated by adding together the rates of both types of crimes per 1,000 inhabitants (violent crime was weighted 150% higher than property crime to account for the severity of the crime).

The number of law enforcement officers employed by the University at a particular campus was also a factor in the ranking.


Safest Cities in Michigan, 2018

michigan safe cities 2018

As a state, Michigan is one of the poorer for violent crime in the country, due to largest city Detroit’s high crime rates, yet the Midwestern state performed much better in property crime. 

6.11 Average violent crime per 1,000
23.98 Average property crime per 1,000

Outside of Detroit and other areas hit hard by economic shifts and outsourcing, Michigan has quite a few communities that are very safe. At number one is Grosse Ile Township, a town of 10,123 that recorded only 2 violent crimes and 15 property crimes in the latest year for which data is available. These excellent numbers render the town one of the safest in the nation: top five overall in communities exceeding 10,000 in population.

The second safest community in Michigan is Oakland Township. The community of 19,659 recorded rates of just 0.31 violent crimes and 2.65 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants. Not far behind is Hamburg Township, a town of 21,714 lodging just 14 violent crimes and 80 property crimes. Brandon Township (#4) and South Lyon (#5) round out the top five. Both are smaller communities with very low crime, characteristic of communities of their size in The Great Lakes State.

1.  GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP

10,123 Population
2 Violent Crimes
15 Property Crimes
gross ile township crime 2018

2.  OAKLAND TOWNSHIP

19,659 Population
6 Violent Crimes
52 Property Crimes
oakland crime 2018

3. HAMBURG TOWNSHIP

21,714 Population
14 Violent Crimes
80 Property Crimes
hamburg crime 2018

4. BRANDON TOWNSHIP

15,692 Population
18 Violent Crimes
51 Property Crimes
brandon township crime 2018

5. SOUTH LYON

11,801 Population
7 Violent Crimes
50 Property Crimes
south lyon crime 2018

Michigan's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent
crime
Property
crime
Violent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Grosse Ile Township10,1232150.201.48
2Oakland Township19,6596520.312.65
3Hamburg Township21,71414800.643.68
4Brandon Township15,69218511.153.25
5South Lyon11,8017500.594.24
6Flushing Township10,23511391.073.81
7Rochester 13,0508660.615.06
8Independence Township36,689231880.635.12
9Milford16,70711850.665.09
10Springfield Township14,4677790.485.46
11Highland Township19,801161120.815.66
12Berkley15,32812890.785.81
13Oxford Township18,164161070.885.89
14Orion Township35,550252200.706.19
15Clawson12,05311740.916.14
16Beverly Hills10,4553800.297.65
17West Bloomfield Township66,123454890.687.40
18Rochester Hills73,913535450.727.37
19East Grand Rapids11,4362950.178.31
20Green Oak Township18,722161480.857.91
21Lyon Township18,917111610.588.51
22Commerce Township38,218183580.479.37
23New Baltimore12,40921961.697.74
24Bloomfield Township42,313204210.479.95
25White Lake Township31,135153190.4810.25
26Shelby Township78,4271047201.339.18
27Plymouth Township26,870162800.6010.42
28DeWitt Township14,686191381.299.40
29Trenton18,294411532.248.36
30Farmington10,55351170.4711.09
31Novi59,441326610.5411.12
32Royal Oak59,367656121.0910.31
33Birmingham21,01292420.4311.52
34Northville Township28,890123430.4211.87
35Waterford Township73,308977931.3210.82
36Lincoln Township14,500101800.6912.41
37Midland42,263485111.1412.09
38Canton Township89,8611521,0321.6911.48
39Brownstown Township30,864613421.9811.08
40Sterling Heights132,5232421,5131.8311.42
41Farmington Hills81,649771,0500.9412.86
42Davison Township19,029222471.1612.98
43Bath Township12,552111720.8813.70
44Huron Township15,622281981.7912.67
45Grosse Pointe Woods15,699122240.7614.27
46Thomas Township11,505141581.2213.73
47Genesee Township20,393702243.4310.98
48Marquette21,283253101.1714.57
49St. Clair Shores59,9381168081.9413.48
50Troy83,743781,3360.9315.95
51Mount Pleasant26,069673522.5713.50
52Wyandotte25,029493841.9615.34
53Ionia11,370391503.4313.19
54East Lansing48,4511157192.3714.84
55Pittsfield Township38,704796202.0416.02
56Wixom13,796222311.5916.74
57Big Rapids10,389321573.0815.11
58Ann Arbor117,6882132,0511.8117.43
59Livonia94,2261411,6941.5017.98
60Riverview12,127371923.0515.83
61Chesterfield Township44,963937812.0717.37
62Grosse Pointe Park11,160132151.1619.27
63Allen Park27,284535001.9418.33
64Clinton Township100,5143261,6863.2416.77
65Fenton11,383152251.3219.77
66Woodhaven12,478102590.8020.76
67Garden City26,781694912.5818.33
68Grand Haven11,196272122.4118.94
69Oak Park29,8381055653.5218.94
70Meridian Township42,700869262.0121.69
71Dearborn Heights55,8522071,0803.7119.34
72Madison Heights30,297816392.6721.09
73Alpena10,119292122.8720.95
74Fraser14,667283321.9122.64
75Saginaw Township39,421819162.0523.24
76Westland81,6252981,7093.6520.94
77Traverse City15,330663144.3120.48
78Hazel Park16,636553693.3122.18
79Mount Morris Township20,502834434.0521.61
80Sault Ste. Marie13,763543123.9222.67
81Sturgis10,876322642.9424.27
82Owosso14,605693174.7221.70
83Walker24,874416571.6526.41
84Van Buren Township28,0901096573.8823.39
85Portage48,5501031,2892.1226.55
86Wyoming75,9173521,7584.6423.16
87Holland33,8671188483.4825.04
88Melvindale10,348552395.3223.10
89Ferndale20,232455622.2227.78
90Norton Shores24,256456951.8628.65
91Blackman Township37,5221021,0402.7227.72
92Kalamazoo Township24,5341026304.1625.68
93Grand Rapids196,5381,3274,3346.7522.05
94Burton28,5631057623.6826.68
95Auburn Hills22,933626612.7028.82
96Kentwood51,8971671,4693.2228.31
97Southfield73,4381952,1582.6629.39
98Taylor61,2903721,4956.0724.39
99Warren135,6206913,5215.1025.96
100Southgate29,158788642.6829.63
101Niles11,282642875.6725.44
102Wayne16,9891633409.5920.01
103Dearborn94,6463482,7913.6829.49
104Coldwater10,827423283.8830.29
105Cadillac10,372383223.6631.05
106Bay City33,7252059256.0827.43
107Ypsilanti20,0191515307.5426.47
108Redford Township47,2183341,3847.0729.31
109Fruitport Township13,879255181.8037.32
110Port Huron29,1822807499.5925.67
111Romulus23,3151696857.2529.38
112Saginaw48,94271892614.6718.92
113Lincoln Park36,8082681,1117.2830.18
114Pontiac60,0037491,42512.4823.75
115Eastpointe32,7012661,0628.1332.48
116Grandville16,070326831.9942.50
117Escanaba12,278395053.1841.13
118Roseville47,7042461,8295.1638.34
119Lansing115,1991,3413,32511.6428.86
120Hamtramck21,92925068411.4031.19
121Muskegon Township17,791547873.0444.24
122Muskegon38,4422731,4687.1038.19
123Inkster24,54832472413.2029.49
124Battle Creek60,9045942,3259.7538.17
125Highland Park10,81018830217.3927.94
126Emmett Township11,604565664.8348.78
127Flint97,5481,5453,32315.8434.07
128Kalamazoo76,3899253,22112.1142.17
129Jackson33,0604091,50412.3745.49
130Flint Township30,4602941,6569.6554.37
131Detroit669,67313,70531,63020.4747.23
132Muskegon Heights10,78519857618.3653.41
133Harper Woods13,7641251,0139.0873.60
134Benton Township14,4131591,09411.0375.90

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Michigan, 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 New Mexico, 2018

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New Mexico is a beautiful state: sprawling desert landscapes break into rugged mountain ranges chalk full of snow-capped peaks, stark mesas and other unique geographical features. The cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe are funky and offbeat, merging elements of indigenous cultures with counterculture iconoclasm. Unfortunately, New Mexico is not among the safest of U.S. states: its violent and property crime rates are well above the national averages. Yet, the “Land of Enchantment” has its share of safe communities in which to raise a family.

7.83 Average violent crime per 1,000
53.10 Average property crime per 1,000

New Mexico’s safest town is Los Alamos, world famous for being the location of the Manhattan Project and the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Los Alamos’ violent crime rate of just over 1 reported incident per 1,000 and rate of 7.87 property crimes per 1,000 are excellent, well below both the state and national averages. Sunland Park (#2), located in Doña Ana County, is of similar size and boasts nearly as impressive low crime rates. Rio Rancho (#3), a city of 95,454, is the third largest in the state and logged a violent crime rate of just 2.25 reported incidents per 1,000 inhabitants.

1.  LOS ALAMOS

17,667 Population
18 Violent Crimes
139 Property Crimes
los alamos crime 2018

2. SUNLAND PARK

16,301 Population
24 Violent Crimes
124 Property Crimes
sunland park crime 2018

3. RIO RANCHO

95,454 Population
215 Violent Crimes
2,250 Property Crimes
rio rancho crime 2018

4. LOVINGTON

11,970 Population
18 Violent Crimes
319 Property Crimes
lovington crime 2018

5. ALAMOGORDO

30,768 Population
115 Violent Crimes
1,010 Property Crimes
alamogordo crime 2018

New Mexico's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Los Alamos17,667181391.027.87
2Sunland Park16,301241241.477.61
3Rio Rancho95,4542152,2502.2523.57
4Lovington11,970183191.5026.65
5Alamogordo30,7681151,0103.7432.83
6Santa Fe84,6633243,2343.8338.20
7Las Vegas13,2561174198.8331.61
8Portales11,921504724.1939.59
9Carlsbad29,5381331,1574.5039.17
10Las Cruces102,3492514,7882.4546.78
11Deming14,457876236.0243.09
12Roswell48,5563112,1326.4043.91
13Farmington42,2702931,8576.9343.93
14Hobbs39,3492211,8955.6248.16
15Artesia12,1801095408.9544.33
16Los Lunas15,3981297568.3849.10
17Clovis39,7252232,3855.6160.04
18Albuquerque561,5606,24538,52811.1268.61
19Espanola10,03026855726.7255.53
20Gallup23,5284061,64817.2670.04

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in New Mexico, 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 New Jersey, 2018

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The Garden State has a lot to be proud of: as of 2017, it is the 3rd wealthiest in the nation by median household income, in addition to being one of the safest, as New Jersey’s crime rates are far below nationwide averages. New Jersey is home to some of the safest communities in the nation, with crime rates more akin to Japan than the United States. 

2.41 Average violent crime per 1,000
14.96 Average property crime per 1,000

Coming in at number one is River Vale Township, a small affluent community of just over 10,000 located in Bergen County. River Vale Township did not log a single violent crime in the latest year for which there is data, and boasts a property crime rate of just 2.59 per 1,000 residents. Neighboring New Milford (#2), slightly larger with a population of 16,804, has crime rates that are almost as low, with 0.12 violent crimes and 2.44 property crimes per 1,000. In fact, none of New Jersey’s top twenty safest cities have a violent crime rate reaching 1 incident per 1,000, or 5 property crimes per 1,000. Those looking for a safe place to raise a family in New Jersey have a slew of options to choose from.

1.  RIVER VALE TOWNSHIP

10,053 Population
0 Violent Crimes
26 Property Crimes
river vale township crime 2018

2. NEW MILFORD

16,804 Population
2 Violent Crimes
41 Property Crimes
new milford crime 2018

3. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, MORRIS COUNTY

18,696 Population
16 Violent Crimes
37 Property Crimes
washington township crime 2018

4. CLINTON TOWNSHIP

12,933 Population
1 Violent Crimes
42 Property Crimes
clinton township crime 2018

5. BERNARDS TOWNSHIP

27,024 Population
0 Violent Crimes
94 Property Crimes
bernards township crime 2018

New Jersey's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1River Vale Township10,0530260.002.59
2New Milford16,8042410.122.44
3Washington Township, Morris County18,69616370.861.98
4Clinton Township12,9331420.083.25
5Bernards Township27,0240940.003.48
6Warren Township16,0511550.063.43
7Hillsdale10,5693350.283.31
8Monroe Township, Middlesex County44,92351620.113.61
9Bergenfield27,6468990.293.58
10Woolwich Township12,6753490.243.87
11Sparta Township19,0492780.104.09
12Montgomery Township23,1604930.174.02
13Chatham Township10,5553420.283.98
14New Providence12,4611560.084.49
15Westwood11,2522490.184.35
16Jefferson Township21,41815800.703.74
17Kinnelon10,3674450.394.34
18Tenafly14,8774680.274.57
19East Greenwich Township10,4734470.384.49
20Denville Township16,7593810.184.83
21Robbinsville Township14,2097620.494.36
22Winslow Township38,724401391.033.59
23Ringwood12,4273600.244.83
24Randolph Township25,87751270.194.91
25Raritan Township22,01121120.095.09
26Branchburg Township14,6768650.554.43
27Ridgefield11,3803580.265.10
28Dumont18,0103950.175.27
29Hopewell Township18,57031000.165.39
30River Edge11,6715590.435.06
31Manchester Township43,525252160.574.96
32Mount Olive Township29,095101550.345.33
33Mahwah Township26,58841500.155.64
34Waldwick10,1342590.205.82
35Madison16,0983960.195.96
36Glen Rock12,0141740.086.16
37Oakland13,1768710.615.39
38Marlboro Township40,764102430.255.96
39Morris Township22,55581310.355.81
40Verona13,5233820.226.06
41Wyckoff Township17,24251040.296.03
42Plainsboro Township23,62191400.385.93
43Readington Township15,8938930.505.85
44Berkeley Heights Township13,5481890.076.57
45Palisades Park20,861181130.865.42
46Hasbrouck Heights12,2397720.575.88
47Scotch Plains Township24,14491530.376.34
48Colts Neck Township10,0185620.506.19
49Manalapan Township40,407272410.675.96
50Middletown Township65,919174360.266.61
51Barnegat Township22,272191290.855.79
52Middlesex Borough13,9235910.366.54
53Hillsborough Township40,037152630.376.57
54Pequannock Township15,42531070.196.94
55Waterford Township10,7203760.287.09
56Franklin Lakes10,9025750.466.88
57Cranford Township24,32471740.297.15
58West Caldwell Township11,0574780.367.05
59Parsippany-Troy Hills Township53,447343630.646.79
60Wanaque11,9377830.596.95
61Lincoln Park10,3274750.397.26
62Harrison Township13,0237920.547.06
63Hopatcong14,38871040.497.23
64Little Ferry10,97010750.916.84
65Cedar Grove Township12,60331000.247.93
66Ridgewood25,61772050.278.00
67Stafford Township26,972211960.787.27
68Fort Lee36,739372591.017.05
69Princeton29,660152330.517.86
70Westfield30,42752550.168.38
71Howell Township52,306453840.867.34
72Jackson Township56,563134730.238.36
73Florence Township12,80519831.486.48
74Point Pleasant18,50241580.228.54
75Summit22,078101810.458.20
76South Brunswick Township45,862183820.398.33
77Cliffside Park24,977271831.087.33
78Piscataway Township58,181364670.628.03
79Medford Township23,481211820.897.75
80East Windsor Township27,537172270.628.24
81Guttenberg11,70114871.207.44
82Sayreville45,141303730.668.26
83Florham Park11,79471000.598.48
84West Milford Township26,734232160.868.08
85Aberdeen Township18,562181470.977.92
86Ramsey15,145121270.798.39
87Bridgewater Township45,251154120.339.10
88Roxbury Township23,42582130.349.09
89Vernon Township22,35962060.279.21
90Fairview14,497151181.038.14
91South River16,391141380.858.42
92Pompton Lakes11,16410940.908.42
93Holmdel Township16,65141660.249.97
94Bordentown Township12,049121071.008.88
95Old Bridge Township67,238286650.429.89
96North Arlington15,92191560.579.80
97Nutley Township28,673342551.198.89
98Wall Township26,033162560.619.83
99Springfield17,764151710.849.63
100Hazlet Township20,050112060.5510.27
101Roselle Park13,66951460.3710.68
102Little Falls Township14,478101510.6910.43
103Clark Township15,60941770.2611.34
104Lyndhurst Township22,530192370.8410.52
105Ridgefield Park13,107171301.309.92
106Rutherford18,717132040.6910.90
107Lakewood Township100,2691699491.699.46
108East Hanover Township11,23321320.1811.75
109North Bergen Township63,1131076021.709.54
110Edison Township102,6791041,0881.0110.60
111Livingston Township29,788143400.4711.41
112Edgewater12,07941410.3311.67
113Montville Township21,801102530.4611.60
114Beachwood11,21981260.7111.23
115Carteret24,316382431.569.99
116Berkeley Township41,684584321.3910.36
117Franklin Township, Gloucester County16,551101930.6011.66
118Highland Park14,34611790.0712.48
119Freehold Borough11,941221181.849.88
120Hawthorne19,031102290.5312.03
121Teaneck Township40,988724241.7610.34
122Metuchen13,87941770.2912.75
123Franklin Township, Somerset County66,791627910.9311.84
124Hammonton14,585161701.1011.66
125Hanover Township14,468121760.8312.16
126Rahway29,797373481.2411.68
127Wallington11,73181480.6812.62
128Bound Brook10,494121271.1412.10
129West New York53,8131315492.4310.20
130West Deptford Township21,257162710.7512.75
131Fair Lawn33,646254370.7412.99
132Lacey Township28,540193760.6713.17
133Bayonne66,6291477432.2111.15
134Englewood28,677613252.1311.33
135Lodi24,841323171.2912.76
136Maplewood Township24,743253311.0113.38
137Dover18,290342261.8612.36
138Moorestown Township20,53082990.3914.56
139Woodland Park12,59471840.5614.61
140East Brunswick Township49,016237250.4714.79
141Evesham Township45,581326610.7014.50
142Brick Township74,818711,0590.9514.15
143Little Egg Harbor Township20,686332791.6013.49
144Tinton Falls17,74792690.5115.16
145Rockaway Township24,655123810.4915.45
146Mount Laurel Township41,828336300.7915.06
147Monroe Township, Gloucester County36,805345490.9214.92
148North Brunswick Township42,777646021.5014.07
149Burlington Township22,867253431.0915.00
150Union Township58,109628791.0715.13
151West Windsor Township28,482154550.5315.98
152Pennsville Township12,72052070.3916.27
153Montclair38,108495721.2915.01
154Delran Township16,739162620.9615.65
155Haddonfield11,32321910.1816.87
156Roselle21,669363271.6615.09
157Somerville12,198231801.8914.76
158Millburn Township20,31073470.3417.09
159Voorhees Township29,235534441.8115.19
160Saddle Brook Township14,10822500.1417.72
161Woodbridge Township102,1241041,7151.0216.79
162Hackensack44,968886931.9615.41
163Gloucester Township63,484871,0361.3716.32
164Clifton86,3242021,3082.3415.15
165Mantua Township14,93942730.2718.27
166Bloomfield48,215648051.3316.70
167South Plainfield24,349334071.3616.72
168Freehold Township35,736456101.2617.07
169Lower Township21,982203870.9117.61
170Belleville36,258626001.7116.55
171Elmwood Park20,348453282.2116.12
172Galloway Township37,280905912.4115.85
173Lumberton Township12,400172171.3717.50
174Hamilton Township, Mercer County88,6651621,5161.8317.10
175Washington Township, Gloucester County47,477538651.1218.22
176Red Bank12,187252052.0516.82
177Egg Harbor Township43,971867461.9616.97
178Maple Shade Township18,927433132.2716.54
179Cinnaminson Township16,871253051.4818.08
180Hoboken54,0951219432.2417.43
181Wayne Township55,023171,1190.3120.34
182Union City69,3452111,1343.0416.35
183Ewing Township36,435726601.9818.11
184North Plainfield22,135553852.4817.39
185West Orange47,3741068432.2417.79
186Perth Amboy52,7672108063.9815.27
187Pine Hill10,514211922.0018.26
188Kearny42,208857732.0118.31
189Toms River Township90,504671,8360.7420.29
190Weehawken Township14,284152851.0519.95
191Morristown18,544623143.3416.93
192Lawrence Township, Mercer County33,023436661.3020.17
193Garfield31,895895802.7918.18
194Glassboro19,245343851.7720.01
195Secaucus19,528393912.0020.02
196Phillipsburg14,435293002.0120.78
197East Orange64,7874378986.7513.86
198Passaic70,9723981,1065.6115.58
199Jersey City266,1791,2764,4834.7916.84
200South Orange16,332433332.6320.39
201Ocean Township, Monmouth County27,070356151.2922.72
202Willingboro Township31,1951016333.2420.29
203Pleasantville20,8551143685.4717.65
204Bellmawr11,380142741.2324.08
205Harrison15,788413552.6022.49
206Hillside Township21,981794663.5921.20
207Gloucester City11,247162781.4224.72
208Manville10,424112651.0625.42
209Totowa10,948122781.1025.39
210Linden42,1001369823.2323.33
211Pemberton Township27,739976433.5023.18
212Plainfield51,2213469586.7618.70
213Haddon Township14,439183911.2527.08
214Somers Point10,667352603.2824.37
215Cherry Hill Township71,079921,9491.2927.42
216Long Branch30,9591077523.4624.29
217Middle Township18,555494832.6426.03
218Pennsauken Township35,4021039282.9126.21
219Collingswood13,943263911.8628.04
220Ventnor City10,455183051.7229.17
221New Brunswick57,1583921,2526.8621.90
222Paterson147,2651,1263,1547.6521.42
223Ocean City11,287143641.2432.25
224Newark281,4502,6376,3089.3722.41
225Hamilton Township, Atlantic County26,824389351.4234.86
226Irvington54,4305091,2589.3523.11
227Eatontown12,264394013.1832.70
228Lindenwold17,3401114916.4028.32
229Deptford Township30,400611,1702.0138.49
230Neptune Township27,5051589175.7433.34
231Elizabeth129,0961,0544,1348.1632.02
232Paramus26,958331,1471.2242.55
233Orange30,47034284311.2227.67
234Trenton83,6441,1272,18613.4726.13
235Vineland60,8232972,4124.8839.66
236Bridgeton24,9822259529.0138.11
237Asbury Park15,75722372314.1545.88
238Millville28,1772231,7147.9160.83

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in New Jersey, 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 New Hampshire, 2018

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New Hampshire, one of the northernmost states in the contiguous United States, is known for the hardy, independent character of its citizens, and picturesque mountain ranges that allow for a slew of outdoor recreation activities, including skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking. The Granite State is also one of the nation’s safest, with violent and property crimes significantly below the national average.

2.45 Average violent crime per 1,000
17.98 Average property crime per 1,000

Unsurprisingly, New Hampshire is the location of many safe communities, the safest of which is Windham, a town of 14,625 located in Rockingham County. Windham logged supremely low rates of 0.27 violent crimes and 4.72 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants. Not far behind is Durham (population: 17,078), the location of the University of New Hampshire. Averaging just over 1 violent crime and 4 property crimes per 1,000, Durham might just be one of the most crime-free cities in America to house a state university. Merrimack (#3) and Exeter (#4) boast crime rates that nearly equal the preceding communities on the list. In fact, Merrimack did not log a violent crime in the latest year for which data is available.

1.  WINDHAM

14,625 Population
4 Violent Crimes
69 Property Crimes
windham crime 2018

2. DURHAM

17,078 Population
18 Violent Crimes
75 Property Crimes
durham crime 2018

3. MERRIMACK

25,675 Population
0 Violent Crimes
191 Property Crimes
merrimack crime 2018

4. EXETER

14,635 Population
11 Violent Crimes
96 Property Crimes
exeter crime 2018

5. LONDONDERRY

25,439 Population
22 Violent Crimes
200 Property Crimes
londonderry crime 2018

New Hampshire's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Windham14,6254690.274.72
2Durham17,07818751.054.39
3Merrimack25,67501910.007.44
4Exeter14,63511960.756.56
5Londonderry25,439222000.867.86
6Pelham13,384101080.758.07
7Milford15,317111470.729.60
8Amherst11,27231320.2711.71
9Raymond10,32428862.718.33
10Hanover11,430111300.9611.37
11Hampton15,358261821.6911.85
12Hudson24,997403061.6012.24
13Goffstown18,000342181.8912.11
14Dover31,054474151.5113.36
15Bedford22,407133470.5815.49
16Nashua88,2521511,2181.7113.80
17Derry33,249395001.1715.04
18Hooksett14,232172181.1915.32
19Portsmouth21,612383661.7616.94
20Salem28,949446071.5220.97
21Concord42,6101098892.5620.86
22Claremont12,913292942.2522.77
23Keene23,244546752.3229.04
24Lebanon13,668384082.7829.85
25Somersworth11,757343592.8930.54
26Manchester110,3537423,0106.7227.28
27Rochester30,0961081,0033.5933.33
28Laconia16,300776654.7240.80

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in New Hampshire, 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 Nevada, 2018

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One of the nation’s fastest growing states, Nevada is best known as home to the gambling mecca of Las Vegas, and a number of vast deserts and mountain ranges. The Silver State has one of the higher violent crime rates in the nation, but is also home to a number of safe, peaceful communities appropriate for raising a family in.

7.43 Average violent crime per 1,000
27.10 Average property crime per 1,000

Nevada’s safest is Boulder City, the city of 15,661 is located about 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The fact that Boulder City is one of only two cities in Nevada where gambling is illegal may account for its low crime rates: the city averaged just 1.21 violent crimes and 10.47 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants.

Mesquite (population: 17,969) ranks 2nd in the list of Nevada’s safest cities. Nestled on the state’s border within the Virgin River Valley, Mesquite’s rate of 1.22 crimes per 1,000 inhabitants is over four times lower than the state average.

Henderson (#3), with a population of 291,584, is much larger than the preceding cities on the list. Nevertheless, the city, just southeast of Las Vegas, posts crime rates significantly below the state average.

1.  BOULDER CITY

15,661 Population
19 Violent Crimes
164 Property Crimes
boulder city crime 2018

2. MESQUITE

17,969 Population
22 Violent Crimes
336 Property Crimes
mesquite crime 2018

3. HENDERSON

291,584 Population
617 Violent Crimes
5,484 Property Crimes
henderson crime 2018

4. SPARKS

97,269 Population
435 Violent Crimes
2,450 Property Crimes
sparks crime 2018

5. ELKO

20,687 Population
102 Violent Crimes
596 Property Crimes
elko crime 2018

Nevada's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Boulder City15,661191641.2110.47
2Mesquite17,969223361.2218.70
3Henderson291,5846175,4842.1218.81
4Sparks97,2694352,4504.4725.19
5Elko20,6871025964.9328.81
6North Las Vegas238,5542,2765,2779.5422.12
7Las Vegas1,592,17813,52046,0008.4928.89
8Reno244,5541,7177,9337.0232.44

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Nevada, 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 Nebraska, 2018

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The Cornhusker State belongs to both the Midwestern and the Great Plains regions. It has one of the highest agricultural outputs in the nation, producing large amounts of corn, sorghum and soybeans. Representative of its peaceful, agricultural nature, Nebraska’s crime rates compare favorably to national averages.

4.04 Average violent crime per 1,000
32.13 Average property crime per 1,000

La Vista, a suburb of Omaha with a population of 16,973, is the state’s safest town. The rates of 1.23 violent crimes and 14.49 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants are excellent and well below the already impressive statewide averages.

Nebraska’s second safest community is Bellevue, a much larger municipality of 56,294 that, like La Vista, is also located in Sarpy County. The state’s oldest contiguous town boasts an excellent violent crime rate of just 1.31 incidents per 1,000 inhabitants. Papillon (population: 19,576) is part of Sarpy County as well, lending the county the distinction of being home to Nebraska’s three safest communities. For #4 we move to the city of Columbus in Platte County. The city of 22,911 lodged a violent crime rate of just 1.09 per 1,000 inhabitants.

1.  LA VISTA

16,973 Population
21 Violent Crimes
246 Property Crimes
la vista crime 2018

2. BELLEVUE

56,294 Population
74 Violent Crimes
994 Property Crimes
bellevue crime 2018

3. PAPILLION

19,576 Population
29 Violent Crimes
369 Property Crimes
papillion crime 2018

4. COLUMBUS

22,911 Population
25 Violent Crimes
499 Property Crimes
columbus crime 2018

5. LEXINGTON

10,044 Population
23 Violent Crimes
205 Property Crimes
lexington crime 2018

Nebraska's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1La Vista16,973212461.2414.49
2Bellevue56,294749941.3117.66
3Papillion19,576293691.4818.85
4Columbus22,911254991.0921.78
5Lexington10,044232052.2920.41
6Norfolk24,389385581.5622.88
7Kearney33,471767432.2722.20
8Fremont26,490575972.1522.54
9Beatrice12,340523374.2127.31
10Grand Island51,9801731,6203.3331.17
11Lincoln281,1381,0068,7303.5831.05
12North Platte24,092828633.4035.82
13Hastings24,872619492.4538.16
14South Sioux City13,308445003.3137.57
15Omaha446,1632,53116,8075.6737.67
16Scottsbluff14,747666414.4843.47

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Nebraska, 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 Montana, 2018

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Montana is one of the largest states in the nation by area, as well as one of the most sparsely populated. “Big Sky Country” is also one of the most beautiful states by any measure, with its number of breathtaking mountain ranges, pine forests and winding rivers. The state is home to Glacier National Park and portions of Yellowstone National Park, some of the most highly visited national parks in the country.

4.38 Average violent crime per 1,000
45.91 Average property crime per 1,000

However, Montana’s cities over 10,000 population are not among the safest. Bozeman, a city of 44,739, places first with a violent crime rate of 3.31 per 1,000 inhabitants and property crime rate of 28.05 per 1,000. The city is Montana’s fourth largest city and home to Montana State University, the state’s largest University.

With rates of 6.54 violent crimes and 38.74 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants, state capital Helena ranks as Montana’s second safest city. Founded around the time of the Montana Gold Rush of the 1860’s, Helena is known for being one of the least populous state capitals in the nation.

Helena--along with the rest of the top five--actually have property crime rates higher than the state average, indicating that small communities under 10,000 inhabitants have significantly lower rates in that category.

1.  BOZEMAN

44,739 Population
148 Violent Crimes
1,255 Property Crimes
bozeman crime 2018

2. HELENA

31,052 Population
203 Violent Crimes
1,203 Property Crimes
helena crime 2018

3. GREAT FALLS

59,717 Population
162 Violent Crimes
2,944 Property Crimes
great falls crime 2018

4. BILLINGS

111,447 Population
514 Violent Crimes
5,216 Property Crimes
billings crime 2018

5. MISSOULA

71,860 Population
377 Violent Crimes
3,761 Property Crimes
missoula crime 2018

Montana's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Bozeman44,7391481,2553.3128.05
2Helena31,0522031,2036.5438.74
3Great Falls59,7171622,9442.7149.30
4Billings111,4475145,2164.6146.80
5Missoula71,8603773,7615.2552.34
6Kalispell22,470911,2884.0557.32

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Montana, 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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