Top Safest Cities in America

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The United States is becoming safer and safer with violent declining crime rate along with less risky roads. To find out the safest cities, some are chosen from the list of all American cities with a population above 250,000, the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents, the number of traffic fatalities, unemployment rate, infrastructure, homeownership, and the number of drunk drivers. People will find it easier to relax in the following low-risk places.

 

Besides low rate of fatal car crashes and high percentage of median household income, residents in Plano, Texas can enjoy the lowest violent crime rate among all big American cities. This affluent northern suburb of Dallas was among three “Top Suburbs To Live Well" of Dallas in 2008. It was declared the wealthiest city of 2008 by the United States Census Bureau.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 4 Violent Crime Rank: 1

Traffic Fatality Rank: 4

Violent Crime Rank: 1

 


New York boasts low violent crime rate with only 552 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. The city had just 3 traffic deaths per 100,000 residents two years ago.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 6 Violent Crime Rank: 19

Traffic Fatality Rank: 6

Violent Crime Rank: 19

 


Money Magazine rated San Diego, California the fifth-best place to live in the U.S. in 2006. According to Forbes magazine, it is the fifth-wealthiest city and the 9th safest city in the U.S.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 26 Violent Crime Rank: 9

Traffic Fatality Rank: 26

Violent Crime Rank: 9

 


Honolulu has median income above the national average, low rates of violent crime and fatal traffic accidents. It takes the third place among the safest cities in America.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 14 Violent Crime Rank: 2

Traffic Fatality Rank: 14

Violent Crime Rank: 2

 


Omaha has a median household income below the national median. Its median home value of $134,600 is 27% below the national median. Additionally, with low unemployment rate, Omaha garners the fifth position.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 3 Violent Crime Rank: 17

Traffic Fatality Rank: 3

Violent Crime Rank: 17

 


Portland is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, being noted for strong land-use planning and investment in light rail.

 


Traffic Fatality Rank: 5 Violent Crime Rank: 6

Traffic Fatality Rank: 5

Violent Crime Rank: 6

 

 

Related links:

Most Relaxed Cities in U.S

Top Livable Cities of America

America’s Top Cities for Families

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This article was published on 2010/11/15