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Safest Cities In the US 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
91
  • Naval Academy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,040
89
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,650
84
  • Binghamton University, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,149
  • Binghamton University is not a town/city. It is literally a college campus. I have no clue why it is listed here. The surrounding area is truly horrible - look at the reviews for Binghamton, NY. Anyway,…[read more]
83
  • West Point, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,606
81
  • Fort Campbell North, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,054
  • For a military family like ours, Fort Campbell North is a good place to live. I like the overall community atmosphere of the region compared to some other military housing areas where we have been…[read more]
76
  • University of California-Davis, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,957
74
  • Fort Lewis, WA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,378
  • Home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, Washington is a classic military town boasting a strong Army and Air Force presence. I love living in Fort Lewis because of its strong commitment to…[read more]
87
  • Offutt AFB, NE
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,176
85
  • Lackland AFB, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,711
81
  • Fort Knox, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,226
77
  • Notre Dame, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
76
  • University at Buffalo, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
75
  • Fort Irwin, CA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,337
73
  • Matawan, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,894
  • Matawan is your average Jersey suburb. It is has a decent main street with bars, a nice library and other miscellaneous shops. It is great for commuting into the city or down the shore. The best part…[read more]
90
  • Broadview Heights, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,257
  • Not the biggest city by any means, as Broadview Heights is practically a strip where everything is and then you have the rest of the town. I know many people are fine without having everything spread out…[read more]
88
  • Zionsville, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,709
  • A little northwest of Indianapolis sits Zionsville. It's a small, affluent city that I am pleased to have been calling home for five years now. It's close to the big city but still has everything you…[read more]
86
  • Olmsted Falls, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,889
75
  • North Caldwell, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,519
78
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
  • Campton Hills is a city within Kane County that houses more than 11,200 residents. When you look at the transportation aspect for the city, it has the highest amount of air departures and the most rail…[read more]
77
  • Fox Chapel, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,392
76
  • Norwood, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,828
82
  • Kasson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,143
77
  • Ridgefield, CT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,552
  • Have lived in Ridgefield for 25 years and love it I commute to Stamford and do not need to use the highways. it is a easy commute to many…[read more]
87
  • Lowell, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,423
82
  • Bergenfield, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,513
  • When my business relocated me to Jersey City, New Jersey, I wasn't sure what to expect. Forget about everything you think you know about the Garden State, Bergenfield has it all. I can be to work in…[read more]
74
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,301
74
  • Frederick, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it…[read more]
81
  • Woodcliff Lake, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,844
81
  • Harrison, NY
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,082
  • I spent my teenage years with relatives in Harrison, NY for a total of about 5 years. Frankly, I was happy to get out and I've never really thought to go back. Somehow I was fried by the blatant show of…[read more]
89
  • South Park Township, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,470
  • Living in South Park Township, PA means a lot of things for different people. We have a pretty low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other…[read more]
90
  • Waterville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,496
86
  • Lexington, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,484
87
  • Franklin Town, MA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,873
  • Franklin is a great place for families. It is a place that you can go out for a walk around the neighborhood or Franklin State Park. The neighbors or generally friendly. Franklin just invested in new…[read more]
90
  • Kirtland, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,802
84
  • Glen Rock, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,887
  • Glen Rock hates people from other towns and treats them like second class citizens. They give premium parking for town residents at a cheap cost for commuters while forcing non residents to a dirty…[read more]
90
  • Rocky River, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,211
  • I was living in Rocky River, Ohio for three months, and it wasn’t enough time for me. The best area in Rocky River is in the Metroparks. My favorite thing to do was to take my dogs on walks in the miles…[read more]
78
  • Demarest, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,007
85
  • Chatham, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,030
  • Like they say; Home is where the heart is.Chatham certainly offers a wonderful choice for living.Whether in the Borough or in the Township, you can enjoy everything there is to offerfrom the great…[read more]
81
  • Franklin Park, PA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,228
  • Living in Franklin Park, Pennsylvania for the last 11 years has been like heaven on for my family. This place gives you the best of both worlds. You can easily be in the center of Pittsburgh within 20…[read more]
81
  • Park Ridge, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,854
81
  • Tenafly, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,821
  • I experienced an awe-inspiring time while living in Tenafly New Jersey. The city is a part of Bergen County. Tenafly is close to Upper West Side New York. The quaint suburb has excellent award winning…[read more]
84
  • Ada, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,046
76
  • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,124
  • Having spend my younger years in Hasbrouck Heights NJ, I can't say enough about. It's only 10 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It is close to Hackensack and Paramus. Shopping in the area is amazing if you…[read more]
90
  • Sioux Center, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,370
83
  • New Providence, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,434
  • My family has been living in New Providence and we love the environment here. The neighbors here have a keen sense of unity in New Providence. The crime rate in New Providence is very low. The weather in…[read more]
81
  • Rumson, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,878
84
  • North Ridgeville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,832
  • North Ridgeville, OH is close to Cleveland but has a lot to offer for a small city. I love the space and serenity of North Ridgeville. Living further from the city is great because the housing is cheaper…[read more]
88
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,535
84
  • Dumont, NJ
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,788
  • My favorite part of living in Dumont is all the amazing people that make up this town! Of course, that's only one of the great points about living here. We take pride in our excellent schools, low crime…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in America. Finding the safest places to live in America can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in America with a population over 5,000.

The America cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in America? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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