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Safest Cities in Missouri, 2018

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A Midwestern state that also serves as a gateway to the south, Missouri is home to large cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis as well as quiet, rural communities in the Ozark region found in the southern part of the state. Overall, Missouri’s violent and property crime rates are a bit high compared to the nationwide average, yet the Show Me State is home to its share of safe communities.

7.80 Average violent crime per 1,000
39.81 Average property crime per 1,000

The safest city in Missouri is Ballwin, an upper-middle-class suburb of St. Louis of 30,609. Ballwin’s rates of 0.36 violent crimes and 7.71 property crimes per 1,000 are many times lower than the state averages. It’s no wonder the community has been named one of the best places to live in the U.S. numerous times by a number of publications.

The second safest community in Missouri is Town and Country, a uniquely-named town of 11,158 that boasts the highest median household income in the state, and one of the highest of the U.S., overall. It is also the location of the famous Bellerive Country Club, forthcoming home of the 2018 PGA Championship. Town and Country’s very low violent crime rate of 0.36 incidents per 1,000 should be a comfort to residents and visitors, alike.

1.  BALLWIN

30,609 Population
11 Violent Crimes
236 Property Crimes
ballwin crime 2018

2.  TOWN AND COUNTRY

11,158 Population
4 Violent Crimes
136 Property Crimes
town and country crime 2018

3. O'FALLON

86,093 Population
71 Violent Crimes
1,011 Property Crimes
ofallon crime 2018

4. WEBSTER GROVES

23,216 Population
23 Violent Crimes
275 Property Crimes
webster groves crime 2018

5. WENTZVILLE

36,938 Population
61 Violent Crimes
490 Property Crimes
wentzville crime 2018

Missouri's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Ballwin30,609112360.367.71
2Town and Country11,15841360.3612.19
3O'Fallon86,093711,0110.8211.74
4Webster Groves23,216232750.9911.85
5Wentzville36,938614901.6513.27
6Maryville11,855341382.8711.64
7Grain Valley13,484191931.4114.31
8Nixa21,377213280.9815.34
9Creve Coeur18,367222811.2015.30
10Eureka10,68161830.5617.13
11Jackson15,092242361.5915.64
12Manchester18,25643250.2217.80
13Lee's Summit95,8211041,6261.0916.97
14Liberty30,699834602.7014.98
15Kirkwood27,793295011.0418.03
16Chesterfield47,939578681.1918.11
17Lake St. Louis15,534142880.9018.54
18Maryland Heights27,374554702.0117.17
19Clayton15,873193011.2018.96
20Raymore20,600204100.9719.90
21St. Peters57,835951,2081.6420.89
22Crestwood11,977112760.9223.04
23Florissant52,266981,1721.8822.42
24Republic16,219343632.1022.38
25Ozark19,366234711.1924.32
26Moberly13,90073560.5025.61
27Troy11,730312642.6422.51
28St. Charles69,3641381,7561.9925.32
29St. Ann12,925712645.4920.43
30Festus12,157722515.9220.65
31Blue Springs54,445811,5001.4927.55
32Gladstone27,138856893.1325.39
33Warrensburg20,136475612.3327.86
34Marshall13,031413543.1527.17
35Mexico11,69193680.7731.48
36Excelsior Springs11,562113660.9531.66
37Columbia121,1435173,2454.2726.79
38Kirksville17,521415722.3432.65
39Jefferson City43,1711741,3184.0330.53
40Lebanon14,721694434.6930.09
41Farmington18,564776014.1532.37
42Arnold21,461407841.8636.53
43Rolla20,093816794.0333.79
44Overland15,940685454.2734.19
45Fulton12,973564464.3234.38
46Webb City11,192194311.7038.51
47Belton23,170718563.0636.94
48Grandview25,4121388675.4334.12
49Washington14,065285571.9939.60
50Carthage14,300405702.8039.86
51Bellefontaine Neighbors10,78811032910.2030.50
52Hannibal17,825747614.1542.69
53Cape Girardeau39,7382361,6285.9440.97
54University City35,0022541,3867.2639.60
55West Plains12,334365782.9246.86
56Sikeston16,4551206767.2941.08
57Union11,092495284.4247.60
58Neosho12,218296482.3753.04
59Raytown29,3771801,4046.1347.79
60Sedalia21,5361191,0985.5350.98
61Independence117,3356016,3895.1254.45
62Ferguson21,0321701,0918.0851.87
63Kennett10,610675836.3154.95
64St. Joseph76,5774284,5465.5959.37
65Kansas City478,3647,91520,84216.5543.57
66Bolivar10,790796427.3259.50
67Poplar Bluff17,3091321,0717.6361.88
68Joplin52,0013293,7796.3372.67
69St. Louis314,5076,01718,65319.1359.31
70Bridgeton11,8351108909.2975.20
71Springfield168,3072,25114,25113.3784.67
72Branson11,593841,3887.25119.73

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Missouri, 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 York, 2018

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New York is the fourth most populous state in the nation, as well as one of the original thirteen colonies. Home to New York City-- the most populous city in the United States, and the cultural and business capital of the eastern part of the country-- it's sometimes easy to neglect the fact that the state contains many other metropolitan areas of note as well as varied geographical features, including sections of the Adirondack and Appalachian Mountain ranges and two great lakes (Lake Ontario and Lake Erie).

4.95 Average violent crime per 1,000
16.94 Average property crime per 1,000

The Empire State is home to some of the safest communities in the nation. The safest town in the state is Lewisboro Town, a small community of 12,862 that recorded 0 violent crimes and just 2 property crimes in the latest statistical year.

New York’s second safest city is Sleepy Hollow Town. Not to be confused with the home of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, this quiet community 30 miles north of NYC posted a violent crime rate of just 0.58 incidents per 1,000 inhabitants and an equally remarkable property crime rate of 1.65 per 1,000.

In fact, the rest of New York’s top twenty safest cities achieved excellently low crime rates: not one posted a violent crime rate reaching 1 incident per 1,000 inhabitants.

1.  LEWISBORO TOWN

12,862 Population
0 Violent Crimes
2 Property Crimes
lewisboro town crime 2018

2.  SLEEPY HOLLOW VILLAGE

10,315 Population
6 Violent Crimes
17 Property Crimes
sleepy hollow village crime 2018

3. NEW CASTLE TOWN

18,167 Population
2 Violent Crimes
56 Property Crimes
new castle town crime 2018

4. CARMEL TOWN

34,355 Population
5 Violent Crimes
107 Property Crimes
carmel town crime 2018

5. RYE

16,108 Population
1 Violent Crimes
62 Property Crimes
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New York's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Lewisboro Town12,862020.000.16
2Sleepy Hollow Village10,3156170.581.65
3New Castle Town18,1672560.113.08
4Carmel Town34,35551070.153.11
5Rye16,1081620.063.85
6Bedford Town18,0638660.443.65
7Shawangunk Town14,0985540.353.83
8Kent Town13,2742550.154.14
9Harrison Town28,51811260.044.42
10Floral Park Village15,98612590.753.69
11Glen Cove27,480171080.623.93
12Schodack Town11,73010450.853.84
13Port Washington19,2727950.364.93
14Stony Point Town15,5995800.325.13
15Tarrytown Village11,6205590.435.08
16Hyde Park Town21,14091130.435.35
17Mamaroneck Village19,46017960.874.93
18North Castle Town12,3901770.086.21
19East Fishkill Town29,316131700.445.80
20Suffern Village11,0532710.186.42
21Plattekill Town10,26415471.464.58
22Ossining Village25,516171550.676.07
23Mamaroneck Town12,2924840.336.83
24Lynbrook Village19,579241201.236.13
25Ramapo Town92,620776600.837.13
26Mount Pleasant Town26,903142100.527.81
27East Aurora-Aurora Town13,82321180.148.54
28Scarsdale Village18,02641530.228.49
29Peekskill24,129271731.127.17
30Eastchester Town20,15051730.258.59
31Garden City Village22,65681930.358.52
32Orangetown Town37,962412821.087.43
33Dobbs Ferry Village11,1807920.638.23
34Long Beach33,591232820.688.40
35Fishkill Town21,620101940.468.97
36Yorktown Town37,287143420.389.17
37Warwick Town18,345151580.828.61
38Lloyd Town10,5687950.668.99
39Blooming Grove Town11,90731170.259.83
40Fallsburg Town11,966151001.258.36
41Lewiston Town and Village16,00961550.379.68
42Cicero Town29,48292900.319.84
43Haverstraw Town37,756383351.018.87
44Rockville Centre Village24,229252241.039.25
45Webster Town and Village44,487254450.5610.00
46Saugerties Town19,128232001.2010.46
47Orchard Park Town29,721203430.6711.54
48Lancaster Town37,418194420.5111.81
49Southold Town20,114172440.8512.13
50Bethlehem Town35,148224680.6313.32
51Ogden Town20,257102820.4913.92
52East Hampton Town19,950122780.6013.93
53New Paltz Town and Village14,214261731.8312.17
54West Seneca Town45,752635921.3812.94
55Southampton Town51,191546981.0513.64
56Manlius Town24,687183590.7314.54
57Niskayuna Town22,171213190.9514.39
58New Windsor Town26,835253870.9314.42
59Cohoes16,615262241.5613.48
60North Greenbush Town12,23291810.7414.80
61Evans Town16,234362182.2213.43
62Clarkstown Town82,171811,2640.9915.38
63Spring Valley Village32,8441253853.8111.72
64Camillus Town and Village24,622124190.4917.02
65Yonkers202,0759422,1904.6610.84
66New Rochelle80,3891741,1732.1614.59
67Vestal Town28,253164850.5717.17
68Amherst Town120,436992,0660.8217.15
69Greenburgh Town45,745577641.2516.70
70White Plains58,7671219312.0615.84
71Glens Falls14,212332202.3215.48
72Kenmore Village15,110292471.9216.35
73Port Chester Village29,750445061.4817.01
74Freeport Village43,4191066972.4416.05
75Cortland18,856173470.9018.40
76Amsterdam17,891233241.2918.11
77Guilderland Town34,405156740.4419.59
78North Tonawanda30,634555541.8018.08
79Hamburg Town46,028349280.7420.16
80Brighton Town36,889297420.7920.11
81Rome32,345526191.6119.14
82Beacon14,291442423.0816.93
83East Greenbush Town16,483183291.0919.96
84Plattsburgh City19,765363791.8219.18
85Geddes Town10,34962180.5821.06
86Depew Village15,116163121.0620.64
87Saratoga Springs28,005645272.2918.82
88Tonawanda Town57,6981331,1082.3119.20
89Oneonta City13,857312692.2419.41
90Glenville Town21,754144800.6422.06
91New York8,566,91749,124125,2785.7314.62
92Watervliet10,208252002.4519.59
93Fredonia Village10,604112321.0421.88
94Hempstead Village55,8704007257.1612.98
95Greece Town96,9751902,1051.9621.71
96Geneva13,033242901.8422.25
97Kingston23,360764843.2520.72
98Ulster Town12,26463090.4925.20
99Colonie Town80,075911,9661.1424.55
100Wallkill Town28,540666612.3123.16
101Dunkirk11,991332772.7523.10
102Canandaigua10,407502144.8020.56
103Mount Vernon68,8814571,2316.6317.87
104Tonawanda14,864413552.7623.88
105Poughkeepsie Town39,222401,0451.0226.64
106Poughkeepsie30,2622345997.7319.79
107Middletown27,7521496655.3723.96
108Ithaca30,937728942.3328.90
109Rotterdam Town29,352448861.5030.19
110Fulton City11,483103620.8731.52
111New Hartford Town and Village20,441156520.7331.90
112Lackawanna17,932984455.4724.82
113DeWitt Town25,616408021.5631.31
114Oswego City17,717804944.5227.88
115Gates Town28,669739122.5531.81
116Cheektowaga Town78,1001812,5232.3232.30
117Olean13,765444283.2031.09
118Ogdensburg10,840273562.4932.84
119Auburn26,8541288054.7729.98
120Corning10,841543264.9830.07
121Lockport20,519956594.6332.12
122Gloversville14,908934446.2429.78
123Newburgh Town30,933361,1831.1638.24
124Batavia14,931695084.6234.02
125Syracuse143,9251,0634,6517.3932.32
126Elmira27,995971,0743.4638.36
127Endicott Village12,944614914.7137.93
128Oneida11,081444353.9739.26
129Schenectady65,1385952,1009.1332.24
130Woodbury Town10,91745000.3745.80
131Utica60,8793822,2656.2737.20
132Troy49,8763621,7927.2635.93
133Jamestown29,8792251,0637.5335.58
134Albany98,6178483,4618.6035.10
135Rochester209,6431,8457,8128.8037.26
136Massena Village10,571294912.7446.45
137Binghamton45,7803531,8447.7140.28
138Newburgh28,17140388514.3131.42
139Watertown26,7651811,1716.7643.75
140Johnson City Village14,699747155.0348.64
141Buffalo257,4462,85710,59911.1041.17
142Niagara Falls48,6755652,40211.6149.35

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in New York, 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 North Carolina, 2018

safe cities north carolina 2018

From towering mountains topping 6,500 feet, to long stretches of coastal plains, and a number of exciting metropolitan areas, North Carolina has it all. Areas of the state were inhabited nearly 2,000 years ago by indigenous tribes, while its modern history dates back all the way to the mid-16th century, when Spanish explorers roamed north from Florida, clashing with indigenous tribes within the state’s modern boundaries.

5.32 Average violent crime per 1,000
36.79 Average property crime per 1,000

The title of safest city in North Carolina belongs to Pinehurst, a community of 15,948 in Moore County. Pinehurst holds the distinction of being home to the Pinehurst Resort, sections of which were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the legendary landscape architect responsible for co-designing New York City’s Central Park. Pinehurst is also home to very peaceful citizens, as the town logged just 6 violent crimes and 84 property crimes in the latest statistical year.

North Carolina’s second safest community is the small town of Elon, located in Alamance County. Sporting a population of just 10K, Elon is the home of the small private university, Elon College, once named one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. The town logged a mere 0.3 violent crimes and 7.98 property crimes per 1,000 inhabitants.

1.  PINEHURST

15,948 Population
6 Violent Crimes
84 Property Crimes
pinehurst crime 2018

2.  ELON

10,150 Population
3 Violent Crimes
81 Property Crimes
elon crime 2018

3. HOLLY SPRINGS

32,862 Population
9 Violent Crimes
295 Property Crimes
holly springs crime 2018

4. CARY

164,835 Population
151 Violent Crimes
1,656 Property Crimes
cary crime 2018

5. DAVIDSON

12,469 Population
9 Violent Crimes
137 Property Crimes
davidson crime 2018

North Carolina's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Pinehurst15,9486840.385.27
2Elon10,1503810.307.98
3Holly Springs32,86292950.278.98
4Cary164,8351511,6560.9210.05
5Davidson12,46991370.7210.99
6Waxhaw14,367201451.3910.09
7Apex47,324406010.8512.70
8Stallings15,569142070.9013.30
9Fuquay-Varina25,249284791.1118.97
10Clayton19,968283801.4019.03
11Carrboro21,478354341.6320.21
12Huntersville53,932631,1571.1721.45
13Knightdale14,875213161.4121.24
14Kannapolis46,8671189362.5219.97
15Mount Holly14,284273051.8921.35
16Boone18,374353931.9021.39
17Leland18,842264271.3822.66
18Chapel Hill60,0041131,3631.8822.72
19Wake Forest39,996549541.3523.85
20Mint Hill26,221366321.3724.10
21Concord89,4461242,2051.3924.65
22Kings Mountain10,785202931.8527.17
23Southern Pines13,778693605.0126.13
24Matthews31,401461,0751.4634.23
25Newton13,049344462.6134.18
26Garner28,508869933.0234.83
27Graham14,712774755.2332.29
28New Bern30,1371241,0464.1134.71
29Tarboro11,113593705.3133.29
30Mooresville36,4821001,4432.7439.55
31Eden15,343815675.2836.95
32Shelby20,1681237286.1036.10
33Thomasville27,117871,1013.2140.60
34High Point111,4357213,9836.4735.74
35Mebane14,201475783.3140.70
36Burlington52,7603921,8337.4334.74
37Wilmington117,8527594,7716.4440.48
38Charlotte-Mecklenburg896,3796,56036,7327.3240.98
39Lenoir17,822568433.1447.30
40Belmont10,593355133.3048.43
41Kernersville23,9431021,1434.2647.74
42Hope Mills16,268637893.8748.50
43Hickory40,4371651,9534.0848.30
44Mount Airy10,345465114.4549.40
45Fayetteville202,2001,5319,2017.5745.50
46Elizabeth City17,8521278357.1146.77
47Asheville89,5465374,3576.0048.66
48Albemarle16,0241077716.6848.12
49Asheboro26,2301041,5013.9657.22
50Salisbury34,1213321,6629.7348.71
51Reidsville13,9911027667.2954.75
52Hendersonville13,954508443.5860.48
53Monroe34,9782271,9646.4956.15
54Goldsboro35,8713891,99910.8455.73
55Henderson15,24916087310.4957.25
56Laurinburg15,42320190113.0358.42
57Roanoke Rapids15,2731081,0457.0768.42
58Kinston21,2682571,29612.0860.94
59Lumberton21,6833932,99818.12138.27

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in North 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 Cities in Ohio, 2018

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Officially part of the Midwest, yet also serving as the gateway to the Northeast, and home to communities with a distinct Appalachian flavor in its southern portion, Ohio is a large, populous state widely varied in culture and landscapes. With a reputation of being a swing state in presidential elections, the rest of the country often follows Ohio’s lead in major political and cultural developments.

4.51 Average violent crime per 1,000
33.45 Average property crime per 1,000

Ohio’s safest community is Chester Township, a small village of 10,371 in Geauga County (and confusingly one of five Chester Townships in the state). Geauga’s Chester Township posts crime rates for all other towns in the country to envy: the community did not log a single violent crime in the latest statistical year and boasts a property crime rate of just 1.74 crimes per 1,000 inhabitants.

The second safest town in the state is Olmsted Township. This small community’s single violent crime in the latest year for which data was posted accounts for a scant rate of 0.08 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants.

The rest of Ohio’s top 5 safest cities, Montville Township (#3), Hudson (#4) and Brunswick Hills Township (#5), all logged similarly impressive crime rates, each with a violent crimes per 1K inhabitants six times below the statewide average of 3 recorded crimes per 1,000 inhabitants.

1.  CHESTER TOWNSHIP

10,371 Population
0 Violent Crimes
18 Property Crimes
chester township crime 2018

2.  OLMSTED TOWNSHIP

13,228 Population
1 Violent Crimes
43 Property Crimes
olmsted township crime 2018

3. MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP

11,815 Population
2 Violent Crimes
46 Property Crimes
montville township crime 2018

4. HUDSON

22,470 Population
4 Violent Crimes
92 Property Crimes
hudson crime 2018

5. BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP

10,402 Population
5 Violent Crimes
38 Property Crimes
brunswick hills township crime 2018

Ohio's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Chester Township10,3710180.001.74
2Olmsted Township13,2281430.083.25
3Montville Township11,8152460.173.89
4Hudson22,4704920.184.09
5Brunswick Hills Township10,4025380.483.65
6Brecksville13,3904540.304.03
7Rocky River20,4007810.343.97
8Sagamore Hills11,1844460.364.11
9Poland Township12,0523660.255.48
10Seven Hills11,6614640.345.49
11North Ridgeville33,095121930.365.83
12Clearcreek Township15,3224920.266.00
13Springboro18,379111030.605.60
14Marysville22,95271440.306.27
15Brunswick34,774252240.726.44
16Powell13,27301060.007.99
17Solon22,971111750.487.62
18Twinsburg18,888201311.066.94
19New Franklin14,28591100.637.70
20Dover12,90612960.937.44
21Mason33,02663300.189.99
22Berea18,805111810.589.63
23Vermilion10,40431070.2910.28
24Clayton13,12961350.4610.28
25New Philadelphia17,52631880.1710.73
26Goshen Township, Clermont County15,78761660.3810.51
27Loveland12,69161320.4710.40
28Hilliard34,832333440.959.88
29Aurora15,897111680.6910.57
30Norton12,02651350.4211.23
31Perrysburg21,54882440.3711.32
32Dublin45,860225170.4811.27
33Shawnee Township12,17371440.5811.83
34Miamisburg20,000202281.0011.40
35Madison Township, Franklin County18,466222101.1911.37
36Perrysburg Township12,81361620.4712.64
37American Township12,25461670.4913.63
38Miami Township, Clermont County42,109265690.6213.51
39Montgomery10,55841480.3814.02
40Westlake32,353144610.4314.25
41Streetsboro16,36462440.3714.91
42Centerville23,853133520.5514.76
43Lyndhurst13,624141941.0314.24
44Parma79,5761081,1021.3613.85
45Upper Arlington35,150165350.4615.22
46Pierce Township11,55931820.2615.75
47North Canton17,43592710.5215.54
48Amherst12,15671880.5815.47
49Worthington14,68952330.3415.86
50Fairview Park16,318322271.9613.91
51New Albany10,34051700.4816.44
52Macedonia11,79481970.6816.70
53Delhi Township29,573205140.6817.38
54Lebanon20,726223611.0617.42
55Lakewood50,349638761.2517.40
56Stow34,792306420.8618.45
57Bowling Green31,404425601.3417.83
58Kent29,995674962.2316.54
59Athens25,203274621.0718.33
60Kettering55,384731,0081.3218.20
61Liberty Township11,655321882.7516.13
62Strongsville44,626198820.4319.76
63Wickliffe12,506172331.3618.63
64Union Township, Clermont County47,933439620.9020.07
65Green Township58,764391,2150.6620.68
66Ashland20,278244051.1819.97
67Sylvania Township29,416186320.6121.48
68Pickerington20,040164300.8021.46
69Defiance16,697253411.5020.42
70West Chester Township61,080431,3400.7021.94
71Vandalia15,073143280.9321.76
72Gahanna34,859207890.5722.63
73Wadsworth21,910244791.1021.86
74Bedford12,678302552.3720.11
75Mentor46,852511,0341.0922.07
76Beavercreek46,490321,0650.6922.91
77Willoughby22,701454781.9821.06
78Howland Township16,759133840.7822.91
79Springfield Township, Hamilton County36,527607941.6421.74
80Brimfield Township10,40692430.8623.35
81Tiffin17,637134180.7423.70
82Westerville38,808219350.5424.09
83Tallmadge17,502234031.3123.03
84Austintown35,680528181.4622.93
85Eastlake18,166104430.5524.39
86Cuyahoga Falls49,064671,1431.3723.30
87Delaware38,658738901.8923.02
88Salem11,94393100.7525.96
89Norwalk16,792104400.6026.20
90Cleveland Heights44,6961459973.2422.31
91Struthers10,314272442.6223.66
92Blue Ash12,169113200.9026.30
93Richmond Heights10,445272492.5823.84
94Ironton10,856212701.9324.87
95Riverside24,920516182.0524.80
96Perkins Township11,844163081.3526.00
97Fairfield42,8101101,0452.5724.41
98Harrison10,81903060.0028.28
99University Heights13,131453053.4323.23
100Fairfield Township22,417285981.2526.68
101South Euclid21,686355701.6126.28
102Bexley13,775263591.8926.06
103Maumee13,875153801.0827.39
104London10,09272840.6928.14
105Greenville12,962443153.3924.30
106Troy25,745227240.8528.12
107East Cleveland17,2401113426.4419.84
108Monroe15,933244361.5127.36
109West Carrollton12,944223581.7027.66
110Fairborn33,587849082.5027.03
111Bedford Heights10,594282902.6427.37
112Englewood13,455134090.9730.40
113Elyria53,6331611,4833.0027.65
114Niles18,538535242.8628.27
115Jackson Township, Stark County40,780721,2341.7730.26
116Wooster26,883737762.7228.87
117Bellefontaine13,073234041.7630.90
118Xenia26,037538212.0431.53
119Barberton26,172757992.8730.53
120Oregon20,055376651.8433.16
121Galion10,053173411.6933.92
122Huber Heights38,180841,2702.2033.26
123Van Wert10,794293532.6932.70
124Forest Park18,669476332.5233.91
125Urbana11,482144201.2236.58
126Sandusky25,078459111.7936.33
127Colerain Township58,9071112,1351.8836.24
128Reynoldsburg37,406821,3452.1935.96
129Marion36,2781071,3202.9536.39
130Alliance22,012997704.5034.98
131Miami Township, Montgomery County29,140391,1591.3439.77
132Mount Vernon16,685176801.0240.76
133Grove City40,161431,6781.0741.78
134Bucyrus11,830244912.0341.50
135Piqua20,845398821.8742.31
136Trotwood24,024909623.7540.04
137Warren40,0052281,5095.7037.72
138Youngstown64,1814152,4266.4737.80
139Washington Court House13,986376122.6543.76
140Sidney20,797459262.1644.53
141Columbus862,5154,50035,1065.2240.70
142Wilmington12,443185781.4546.45
143Cambridge10,341144841.3546.80
144Franklin11,782235421.9546.00
145Lancaster39,9591411,8263.5345.70
146Circleville13,930376742.6648.38
147Akron197,2571,2168,6466.1643.83
148Springfield Township, Summit County17,813348951.9150.24
149Norwood20,065521,0132.5950.49
150Fremont16,215328421.9751.93
151Zanesville25,494931,2883.6550.52
152Toledo278,3663,31911,19111.9240.20
153Hamilton62,4233203,3165.1353.12
154Mansfield46,6562092,6054.4855.83
155Steubenville18,137601,0853.3159.82
156Cincinnati298,8802,72015,3829.1051.47
157Canton71,6526773,6649.4551.14
158Brooklyn10,841296732.6862.08
159Heath10,528236642.1863.07
160Dayton140,2601,4027,23510.0051.58
161Whitehall18,8041531,1638.1461.85
162Lima37,7153562,2599.4459.90
163Middletown48,7682553,2965.2367.59
164Cleveland386,2276,29920,53316.3153.16
165Springfield59,5034114,0406.9167.90
166Chillicothe21,692941,7474.3380.54

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Ohio, 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 Oklahoma, 2018

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Oklahoma lies at the confluence of several geographic regions, including the Ouachita and Ozark mountain ranges in the east, prairie and oak forests in the central part of the state, and the high plains and Wichita Mountains rising in the west. Competing with Oklahoma’s natural beauty is its heritage: numerous Native American tribes have settled in, or relocated to Oklahoma in the 19th century, and more than 25 Native American languages are spoken there to this day.

5.98 Average violent crime per 1,000
37.41 Average property crime per 1,000

More than two-thirds of Oklahomans reside in its two major metropolitan statistical areas centered around the cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Oklahoma’s safest community, Mustang (population: 20,813) is located near the latter. Considered a bedroom community of its larger neighbor, Mustang was established in 1901, also the year that the Oklahoma City and Western Railroad built a train line running through the city. Mustang’s rate of 1.01 violent crimes per 1K is nearly five times lower than the state average.

Miami is Oklahoma’s second safest city. The city, the capital of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma, averages just 1.91 violent crimes per 1,000 inhabitants. #3 Choctaw, located about 10 miles east of OKC, is the oldest town in the state. Choctaw logged the lowest violent crime rate of any town in Oklahoma. Jenks, #4, and Bixby, #5, are both suburbs of Tulsa.

1.  MUSTANG

20,813 Population
21 Violent Crimes
246 Property Crimes
mustang crime 2018

2.  MIAMI

13,620 Population
26 Violent Crimes
155 Property Crimes
miami crime 2018

3. CHOCTAW

12,382 Population
10 Violent Crimes
164 Property Crimes
choctaw crime 2018

4. JENKS

21,535 Population
24 Violent Crimes
287 Property Crimes
jenks crime 2018

5. BIXBY

25,453 Population
25 Violent Crimes
384 Property Crimes
bixby crime 2018

Oklahoma's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Mustang20,813212461.0111.82
2Miami13,620261551.9111.38
3Choctaw12,382101640.8113.25
4Jenks21,535242871.1113.33
5Bixby25,453253840.9815.09
6Weatherford12,399111890.8915.24
7Edmond91,8691331,3961.4515.20
8Guymon12,001262032.1716.92
9Owasso35,551606861.6919.30
10Yukon26,546445191.6619.55
11Broken Arrow108,0881662,2961.5421.24
12Elk City12,939133021.0023.34
13Moore61,511821,4361.3323.35
14El Reno18,872993375.2517.86
15Glenpool13,717522903.7921.14
16Sapulpa20,667594842.8523.42
17Woodward13,223263741.9728.28
18Claremore19,076385621.9929.46
19Sand Springs19,961276631.3533.21
20Bartlesville36,7531091,1322.9730.80
21Stillwater49,6371431,5772.8831.77
22Norman122,1433293,9482.6932.32
23Altus19,093586213.0432.53
24Bethany19,690616853.1034.79
25Chickasha16,5791105026.6330.28
26Ada17,390576333.2836.40
27Guthrie11,486474084.0935.52
28Midwest City57,7971262,2252.1838.50
29Duncan23,188619502.6340.97
30Enid52,2402142,0414.1039.07
31Warr Acres10,505544055.1438.55
32McAlester18,300558103.0144.26
33Lawton96,4207813,6918.1038.28
34Okmulgee12,177864867.0639.91
35Oklahoma City641,6815,02725,0327.8339.01
36Ponca City24,6472159668.7239.19
37Muskogee38,2933941,48010.2938.65
38Del City22,1521421,0476.4147.26
39Shawnee31,5602651,4198.4044.96
40Durant17,566649233.6452.54
41Ardmore25,3151481,2875.8550.84
42Tulsa405,7484,44423,95610.9559.04

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Oklahoma, 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 Oregon, 2018

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Located in the rainy, heavily forested Pacific Northwest, Oregon is a land of diversity: evergreen forests, semi-arid shrublands, volcanos and Crater Lake, the nation’s deepest lake, can all be found within its borders. Oregon is also home to some of the more progressive cities in the country in Portland and Eugene.

3.16 Average violent crime per 1,000
36.94 Average property crime per 1,000

Canby, located in Clackamas County, is Oregon’s safest city. The community of 17,395 is named after a decorated Civil War general who met his end in a war with the Modoc People, a local Indian Tribe. Canby’s 1.21 violent crimes per 1,000 residents is less than half of the state average.

Sherwood (#2) is a residential community of just under 20,000 located about 17 miles southwest of Portland. Its 0.67 violent crimes per 1K is the lowest in the state. At third is Lake Oswego, a wealthy suburb of Portland that also logged a violent crime rate of less than 1 violent crime per 1K.

Beaverton (#4), famous as the world headquarters of Nike, Inc., is much larger than other communities in the top five at nearly 98K residents, yet posted crime rates well below the state average. Sandy (#5), has a population nearly a tenth that of Beaverton and logged just eight violent crimes in the latest statistical year.

1.  CANBY

17,395 Population
21 Violent Crimes
179 Property Crimes
canby crime 2018

2.  SHERWOOD

19,486 Population
13 Violent Crimes
220 Property Crimes
sherwood crime 2018

3. LAKE OSWEGO

38,860 Population
31 Violent Crimes
446 Property Crimes
lake oswego crime 2018

4. BEAVERTON

97,907 Population
133 Violent Crimes
1,403 Property Crimes
beaverton crime 2018

5. SANDY

10,855 Population
8 Violent Crimes
190 Property Crimes
sandy crime 2018

Oregon's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Canby17,395211791.2110.29
2Sherwood19,486132200.6711.29
3Lake Oswego38,860314460.8011.48
4Beaverton97,9071331,4031.3614.33
5Sandy10,85581900.7417.50
6Newberg-Dundee26,105334431.2616.97
7Monmouth10,131141991.3819.64
8Dallas15,411273041.7519.73
9Keizer38,165667711.7320.20
10Oregon City36,485727351.9720.15
11Milwaukie20,935294451.3921.26
12Hillsboro104,4402982,0102.8519.25
13Cornelius12,402352442.8219.67
14Bend89,244962,0101.0822.52
15Forest Grove24,433495202.0121.28
16McMinnville34,242568271.6424.15
17Gladstone12,083173081.4125.49
18Hermiston17,280324551.8526.33
19St. Helens13,184383272.8824.80
20Tualatin27,370527231.9026.42
21Corvallis56,061751,5571.3427.77
22Albany52,544431,5120.8228.78
23La Grande13,071213611.6127.62
24Woodburn25,395766632.9926.11
25Central Point18,161335161.8228.41
26Tigard51,8851251,4952.4128.81
27Pendleton16,927464922.7229.07
28Gresham111,4914243,0653.8027.49
29The Dalles15,413204861.3031.53
30Redmond29,164809732.7433.36
31Lebanon16,487405742.4334.82
32Klamath Falls22,296737853.2735.21
33Ashland21,017488282.2839.40
34Eugene164,8836026,3173.6538.31
35Salem166,5085336,6613.2040.00
36Springfield61,1641832,9582.9948.36
37Grants Pass37,317962,0102.5753.86
38Cottage Grove10,025245462.3954.46
39Portland642,1293,16333,0874.9351.53
40Roseburg22,159431,3481.9460.83
41Ontario10,925227392.0167.64
42Medford80,7944075,6885.0470.40

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Oregon, 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 Pennsylvania, 2018

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Pennsylvania holds a distinctive place in the nation’s history as one of the 13 original colonies, and the second to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Philadelphia, the state’s largest city, is the location of Independence Hall, where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were drafted. In more recent news, the city’s NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, defeated the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl.

4.18 Average violent crime per 1,000
21.17 Average property crime per 1,000

Pennsylvania’s top five safest communities are all townships of around 20,000 or less. Number one on the list is Adams Township of Butler County. Not to be confused with the other two towns in the state with the same name, Butler’s Adams Township’s impressive 0.37 violent crimes per 1K is less than six times that of the state average.

Coming in at #2 is South Fayette Township in Allegheny County. Settlement of this town of 15,723 dates back to the 1760’s. #3 Penn Township (Westmoreland County), location of the historic Bushy Run Battlefield, is the only Pennsylvania community in the top 20 with a violent crime rate of over 1 per 1K, yet it compensates with its very low rate of property crime.

Fourth on the list is New Hanover Township. Founded in 1741, the town’s crime stats are well below state averages. Rounding out the top five is Buckingham Township, the home of many historic districts dating back to the 18th century.

1.  ADAMS TOWNSHIP, BUTLER COUNTY

13,531 Population
5 Violent Crimes
46 Property Crimes
adams township crime 2018

2.  SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP

15,723 Population
2 Violent Crimes
65 Property Crimes
south fayette crime 2018

3. PENN TOWNSHIP, WESTMORELAND COUNTY

19,632 Population
24 Violent Crimes
49 Property Crimes
penn township crime 2018

4. NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP

12,814 Population
3 Violent Crimes
53 Property Crimes
new hanover township crime 2018

5. BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP

20,440 Population
3 Violent Crimes
91 Property Crimes
buckingham township crime 2018

Pennsylvania's Safest Cities

RankCityPopulationViolent crimeProperty crimeViolent per 1,000Property per 1,000
1Adams Township, Butler County13,5315460.373.40
2South Fayette Township15,7232650.134.13
3Penn Township, Westmoreland County19,63224491.222.50
4New Hanover Township12,8143530.234.14
5Buckingham Township20,4403910.154.45
6Lower Salford Township15,41510630.654.09
7Upper Uwchlan Township11,6032560.174.83
8Upper Gwynedd Township15,99913640.814.00
9Whitehall13,8127620.514.49
10Franklin Park14,6001760.075.21
11Northern Regional34,78721940.065.58
12Northampton Township39,55962220.155.61
13Pennridge Regional11,0299520.824.71
14Cecil Township12,0593690.255.72
15Warwick Township, Bucks County14,74113770.885.22
16Forks Township15,3906920.395.98
17Upper St. Clair Township19,72631260.156.39
18Upper Providence Township, Delaware County10,5100730.006.95
19Northern Lancaster County Regional34,75672330.206.70
20Upper Allen Township19,81501390.007.01
21Peters Township22,27441560.187.00
22West Deer Township11,9752860.177.18
23Franconia Township13,2726900.456.78
24Southwestern Regional17,77423991.295.57
25Upper Saucon Township16,451101090.616.63
26Ferguson Township19,22251380.267.18
27East Cocalico Township10,5027710.676.76
28Northwest Lancaster County Regional19,73271460.357.40
29Lower Saucon Township10,7648740.746.87
30Murrysville20,14291480.457.35
31Towamencin Township18,40961390.337.55
32East Pennsboro Township21,712131580.607.28
33Plumstead Township13,73581040.587.57
34Hampden Township29,684112350.377.92
35Upper Southampton Township15,11491150.607.61
36New Garden Township12,11310880.837.26
37Newtown Township, Bucks County22,91481830.357.99
38McCandless28,902132270.457.85
39Tredyffrin Township29,601222200.747.43
40Newtown Township, Delaware County12,86411940.867.31
41Amity Township12,8849990.707.68
42Jefferson Hills Borough11,5059880.787.65
43Buffalo Valley Regional12,28431040.248.47
44Upper Dublin Township26,333112220.428.43
45Whitpain Township19,237151530.787.95
46Horsham Township26,669102300.378.62
47Springfield Township, Montgomery County19,603221481.127.55
48Silver Spring Township16,88431520.189.00
49Baldwin Borough19,828131650.668.32
50Uwchlan Township19,274141590.738.25
51Easttown Township10,6441980.099.21
52Southern Regional York County13,76625921.826.68
53State College58,119394910.678.45
54Lehigh Township, Northampton County10,34411831.068.02
55Westtown-East Goshen Regional32,687352641.078.08
56Penn Township, York County16,243201281.237.88
57Shaler Township28,467162530.568.89
58Manor Township, Lancaster County20,778331531.597.36
59North Strabane Township14,523101270.698.74
60Elizabeth Township13,21641240.309.38
61West Hempfield Township16,538161390.978.40
62York Area Regional55,292674651.218.41
63Radnor Township31,625222910.709.20
64Upper Macungie Township23,396112260.479.66
65North Middleton Township11,54291070.789.27
66Central Bucks Regional15,380121450.789.43
67Patton Township16,02741640.2510.23
68Bethel Park32,077223080.699.60
69West Mifflin20,028241801.208.99
70Northern Berks Regional13,22841370.3010.36
71West Hills Regional10,30211951.079.22
72Moon Township25,845192530.749.79
73Mifflin County Regional16,889201601.189.47
74Spring Township, Berks County27,517152910.5510.58
75Doylestown Township17,53991870.5110.66
76Aston Township16,82871840.4210.93
77Mount Lebanon32,692273430.8310.49
78Northern York Regional68,894507370.7310.70
79Warrington Township24,04472750.2911.44
80East Whiteland Township10,71161200.5611.20
81Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County23,92752900.2112.12
82Warminster Township32,577253800.7711.66
83Marple Township23,80592980.3812.52
84Fairview Township, York County17,312251911.4411.03
85Lower Providence Township26,333572652.1610.06
86Cranberry Township30,940153910.4812.64
87Lansdale16,558181961.0911.84
88Hatfield Township20,925162590.7612.38
89East Hempfield Township24,462133160.5312.92
90Palmer Township21,492262561.2111.91
91Douglass Township, Montgomery County10,475131251.2411.93
92Whitemarsh Township17,72162400.3413.54
93Hopewell Township12,466211441.6811.55
94Ridley Township31,110473721.5111.96
95Northeastern Regional11,655231331.9711.41
96Lower Moreland Township13,26181790.6013.50
97Manheim Township39,930205460.5013.67
98Emmaus11,39861560.5313.69
99Lower Gwynedd Township11,574171441.4712.44
100Scott Township, Allegheny County16,848232151.3712.76
101West Goshen Township23,398223150.9413.46
102Haverford Township49,168256960.5114.16
103Lower Burrell11,408201461.7512.80
104Montgomery Township26,272133860.4914.69
105Derry Township, Dauphin County25,044263491.0413.94
106Lower Paxton Township48,582746431.5213.24
107Ephrata13,955301722.1512.33
108Phoenixville16,695402032.4012.16
109Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County24,846483201.9312.88
110Ephrata Township10,30991510.8714.65
111Hilltown Township15,308102310.6515.09
112Logan Township12,31381890.6515.35
113Upper Moreland Township24,270153770.6215.53
114Slate Belt Regional12,358261672.1013.51
115Exeter Township, Berks County25,930214040.8115.58
116Limerick Township18,93953190.2616.84
117Lower Pottsgrove Township12,194121930.9815.83
118Coal Township10,48091680.8616.03
119Cumru Township15,385152540.9716.51
120Bethlehem Township23,869313841.3016.09
121Elizabethtown11,592121921.0416.56
122Newberry Township15,470202511.2916.22
123North Huntingdon Township30,787145410.4517.57
124Lower Merion Township58,234281,0680.4818.34
125Lower Allen Township19,206193430.9917.86
126Salisbury Township13,76292580.6518.75
127Sandy Township10,69991980.8418.51
128Hazleton24,725933603.7614.56
129Pocono Mountain Regional42,2841126882.6516.27
130Richland Township, Bucks County13,17672600.5319.73
131Easton26,938744452.7516.52
132Washington Township, Franklin County14,631112860.7519.55
133Oil City10,057301642.9816.31
134Abington Township, Montgomery County55,623491,0890.8819.58
135Meadville12,999262332.0017.92
136Middletown Township45,408379010.8119.84
137Lancaster Township, Lancaster County17,244183421.0419.83
138Lower Southampton Township19,185603253.1316.94
139East Norriton Township14,171182801.2719.76
140Kingston12,894342322.6417.99
141Ross Township30,858226500.7121.06
142Monroeville28,142715242.5218.62
143Dunmore13,247402373.0217.89
144Carlisle19,225254001.3020.81
145Nanticoke10,218202051.9620.06
146West Norriton Township15,799243281.5220.76
147Upper Darby Township82,8963861,3544.6616.33
148Altoona45,1581568213.4518.18
149North Lebanon Township11,839152611.2722.05
150Upper Chichester Township17,054503372.9319.76
151Columbia10,385232182.2120.99
152Falls Township, Bucks County33,823687222.0121.35
153Norristown34,4251486184.3017.95
154West Chester20,129594032.9320.02
155Butler Township, Butler County16,713253741.5022.38
156Bristol Township53,9781031,1761.9121.79
157Colonial Regional20,36135060.1524.85
158Robinson Township, Allegheny County13,813223191.5923.09
159Hanover Township, Luzerne County10,901272422.4822.20
160North Versailles Township12,322412603.3321.10
161Scranton77,3322161,6962.7921.93
162Berwick10,170252402.4623.60
163Muhlenberg Township20,181245151.1925.52
164Lebanon25,549606192.3524.23
165Cheltenham Township37,064619441.6525.47
166Pottsville13,703463153.3622.99
167Penn Hills41,8411679263.9922.13
168Erie99,0193532,2783.5623.01
169Waynesboro10,902292662.6624.40
170Bensalem Township60,362711,6261.1826.94
171Hanover15,537234181.4826.90
172Lansdowne10,643202801.8826.31
173Springfield Township, Delaware County24,438156900.6128.23
174Greensburg14,419473553.2624.62
175Pocono Township10,723252822.3326.30
176Caln Township14,167533563.7425.13
177Plymouth Township, Montgomery County17,887275361.5129.97
178Stroud Area Regional34,242849792.4528.59
179Williamsport29,1631047923.5727.16
180Hermitage15,958304871.8830.52
181Center Township11,750333462.8129.45
182South Whitehall Township19,79796600.4533.34
183Yeadon11,537403373.4729.21
184Allentown120,6155523,3374.5827.67
185Reading87,8345972,2926.8026.09
186West Manchester Township18,880406262.1233.16
187Chambersburg20,770876304.1930.33
188Johnstown21,2271006334.7129.82
189Sharon13,472544224.0131.32
190Wyomissing10,47393780.8636.09
191Coatesville13,1571113298.4425.01
192Springettsbury Township26,931369631.3435.76
193New Castle22,2111246765.5830.44
194East Lampeter Township17,090376142.1735.93
195Swatara Township24,916778943.0935.88
196Upper Merion Township28,661151,1470.5240.02
197Rostraver Township11,130274172.4337.47
198Whitehall Township27,426281,0981.0240.04
199Spring Garden Township12,977434813.3137.07
200Washington, Washington County13,421924376.8532.56
201Harrisburg48,9965261,34210.7427.39
202Richland Township, Cambria County12,140105170.8242.59
203Pittsburgh302,4432,3669,8687.8232.63
204York44,0174161,4089.4531.99
205Philadelphia1,570,82615,53449,3349.8931.41
206Lancaster59,3404872,1648.2136.47
207Wilkinsburg15,69216753210.6433.90
208Pottstown22,7191549306.7840.93
209Chester34,1095361,04915.7130.75
210Darby10,68722839821.3337.24

METHODOLOGY

To identify the safest cities in Pennsylvania, 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 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.