Safest Cities in North Dakota – 2021

Crime has risen in North Dakota in recent years, coinciding with the shale oil boom that resulted in a rapid expansion of the state’s population and the growth of its economy. Nevertheless, North Dakota’s violent and property crime rates remain below nationwide levels in each category.  While the state’s safest cities don’t compare with the […]

Safest Cities in South Dakota – 2021

South Dakota has violent crime slightly above national levels, averaging around 4 offenses per 1,000, compared to the U.S. rate of 3.7 per 1,000. However, the good news is that violent crime dropped in the state for the first time in half a decade in 2018. With one exception, South Dakota’s five safest cities all […]

Safest Cities in Tennessee – 2021

Higher than average crime rates in the large cities of Memphis and Nashville keep Tennessee out of the discussion of the country’s safest states, yet the Volunteer State is home to many municipalities with comfortingly low crime rates that are considerably below state and nationwide levels. 0 Crime rate per 1,000 0 Law enforcement per […]

Safest Cities in Texas – 2021

Though Texas is not among the safest U.S. states in terms of crime levels, the Lone Star State is so large and varied that its safest communities boast crime rates that comfortably place them among the most secure in the country. In fact, Texas’ five safest cities all have crime rates below 0.5 per 1,000, […]

Safest Cities in Utah – 2021

While you’d expect Utah, a state largely populated by teetotaling, law-abiding members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, to be among the safest states, the Beehive State doesn’t quite meet expectations. That’s not to say Utah is dangerous: it’s violent crime rate of 2.33 per 1,000 is well below national levels, however, its rate […]

Safest Cities in Vermont – 2021

Vermont witnessed another drop in violent crime between 2017 and 2018, according to the latest FBI crime data.  With violent crime levels at less-than-half of the national rate, Vermont is justifiably considered one of the safest states in the country. Here’s a closer look at the Green Mountain State’s safest cities. 0 Crime rate per […]

Safest Cities in Virginia – 2021

Across the board, Virginia is one of the safest states in the U.S.: the latest FBI crime data shows that the state had the nation’s 13th lowest property crime rate and 4th lowest violent crime rate in 2018, and its major cities all boasted violent crime rates below the national average. 0 Crime rate per […]

Safest Cities in Washington – 2021

Washington’s crime situation is a bit unusual: the state boasts a violent crime rate considerably below the national average, yet has a significant property crime issue, mainly in Seattle and its other large cities. Nevertheless, Washington is home to a handful of cities where neither violent nor property crime are a significant issue. Here’s a […]

Safest Cities in West Virginia – 2021

While West Virginia lags behind much of the U.S. economically, the state boasts impressive violent and property crime rates below the national average in both categories. Much of the credit for this can be attributed to the state’s five safest cities. 0 Crime rate per 1,000 0 Law enforcement per 1,000 West Virginia’s safest city […]

Safest Cities in Wisconsin – 2021

Although violent crime went up in Wisconsin’s largest cities during 2018, the state remains one of the safest in the Midwest: Wisconsin’s 2018 violent crime rate of 2.95 per 1K was considerably below the national average. Let’s take a closer look at Wisconsin’s five safest cities. 0 Crime rate per 1,000 0 Law enforcement per […]