Top 10 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Whether you are looking to relocate for work or looking for a neighborhood to raise your kids, safety is a top consideration. The U.S. Smart Asset completed a study by looking at the 200 largest cities in the country and analyzing them on several key dynamics.

Smart Asset considered violent crime rate, vehicle mortality rate, drug poison mortality rate, population engaging in excessive drinking, air quality index, and commuters driving to work alone. After ranking each city be these six factors, they averaged those rankings in order to determine which of the nation’s cities were safest.

The Top 10 Safest Cities were:

  1. Sunnyvale, California
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii
  3. Bellevue, Washington
  4. Cary, North Carolina
  5. Alexandria, Virginia
  6. San Jose, California
  7. McAllen, Texas
  8. Fremont, California
  9. Salem, Oregon
  10. Frisco, Texas

According to the results, the Bay Area, generally speaking is one of the safest areas overall. Three Bay Area cities rank among the top 10 safest, led by Sunnyvale at number one. In general, cities in the Bay Area have low violent crime rates, low rates of drug use and relatively low rates of deadly traffic accidents.

Texas was close behind the Bay Area, with three of our cities in the top 11, and five of our cities in the top 25. Places like McAllen and Frisco have some of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S.

The poorest results were yielded from the Northeast. No city in this area rank among the nation’s safest.


Graph by SmartAsset

About fulshearrealestate

With over 20 years of working in the greater Fulshear/Katy market, RE/MAX Realty West has become an integral part of the community and the number one choice for clients to find their next home. We are intimately familiar with the rich history and the wonderful communities that this area has to offer, not only because we work here, but because this is the community that we, ourselves, call home. As a friendly, boutique office, our goal is to provide our clients with an unequaled level of service. Whether you are finding the right home or looking to put your current house on the market, RE/MAX Realty West can help you every step of the way. Our experience helps clients find the right home, in the right location. We specialize in the greater Fulshear and Katy communities including Weston Lakes, Fulbrook, Cross Creek Ranch, Fulshear Creek Crossing and Firethorne. We also serve the acreage communities along the FM 359 corridor, which include the quaint neighborhoods of River Forest, Texana, Woods Edge and Grand River. Additionally, we handle the large Katy Master Planned Communities including Cinco Ranch, Seven Meadows and Grand Lakes.
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