Safest Cities in America

ADTsecurity.com Presents the 25 Cities

with the Lowest Crime Rates in the Country

The United States is made up of thousands of communities, from huge metropolitan cities to tiny rural townships. Regardless of size or location, each one faces the problem of crime. But which of these communities are the safest cities in America?

ADTsecurity.com has analyzed data from the 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report to assemble a list of the 25 safest cities in the U.S.A. Each city receives an overall Safety Score based on the number of violent crimes and property crimes, weighted accordingly and relative to population.

To highlight the importance of home security, the number of burglaries per 1,000 residents is listed with each of the 25 Safest Cities in America.

Is your hometown one of the safest cities in America – or even the safest city in America? See for yourself.

Safest Cities
  • 1
    Facts About Glen Cove
    Safety Score: 96.6
    Population: 27,134
    Violent Crimes: 3
    Property Crimes: 62 (5 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.18
    Glen Cove
    New York
    Situated on the north shore of Long Island, Glen Cove owes much of its culture and charm to the local waterways. The picturesque city has also caught the eyes of many film and TV producers (Webb Institute, a marine engineering college, was used as the exterior of Wayne Manor in Batman Forever). With only 3 violent crimes and 62 property crimes reported in 2013, Glen Cove earns the title of Safest City in America.
  • 2
    Facts About Zionsville
    Safety Score: 96.4
    Population: 24,433
    Violent Crimes: 2
    Property Crimes: 63 (10 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.40
    Zionsville
    Indiana
    This Indianapolis suburb embodies many ideals of the quintessential Midwestern community, right down to the brick-paved Main Street. The populace includes everyone from horse farmers to pro athletes.
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    Facts About Ridgefield
    Safety Score: 96
    Population: 25,168
    Violent Crimes: 0
    Property Crimes: 76 (7 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.27
    Ridgefield
    Connecticut
    Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, this 300-year-old community has a reputation for excellent schools and world-class dining. Stately Main Street stretches for over a mile along the ridge that gives the town its name.
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    Facts About Lake In The Hills
    Safety Score: 95.3
    Population: 29,133
    Violent Crimes: 15
    Property Crimes: 93 (13 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.44
    Lake In The Hills
    Illinois
    Recreation takes center stage in Lake in the Hills. The village boasts more than 30 parks that provide a broad range of leisure activities including soccer, swimming and fishing.
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    Facts About Brookings
    Safety Score: 95.2
    Population: 22,741
    Violent Crimes: 9
    Property Crimes: 77 (9 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.39
    Brookings
    South Dakota
    Industry, farming, higher learning and culture live side-by-side in Brookings. The state's fourth-largest city is home to South Dakota State University, along with museums devoted to art, agriculture and childhood learning.
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    Facts About Darien
    Safety Score: 95
    Population: 21,229
    Violent Crimes: 2
    Property Crimes: 18 (13 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.61
    Darien
    Connecticut
    Darien is a bedroom community with a big heart, as evidenced by the numerous philanthropic groups founded and operated by local residents. Also, remember that the preferred pronunciation rhymes with Mary Ann.
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    Facts About Bergenfield
    Safety Score: 94.4
    Population: 27,125
    Violent Crimes: 16
    Property Crimes: 105 (16 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.58
    Bergenfield
    New Jersey
    This middle-class borough makes regular appearances on lists of safe and livable municipalities. Music is big in Bergenfield, which hosts a diverse summer concert series and was once home to the jazz label Prestige Records.
  • 8
    Facts About Newtown
    Safety Score: 94.2
    Population: 28,188
    Violent Crimes: 2
    Property Crimes: 123 (23 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.81
    Newtown
    Connecticut
    Incorporated in 1711, Newtown has several landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places. The list of people who have called Newtown home over the years includes Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.
  • 9
    Facts About Bernards Township
    Safety Score: 94
    Population: 26,880
    Violent Crimes: 2
    Property Crimes: 130 (33 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.22
    Bernards Township
    New Jersey
    A number of well-known companies have their corporate headquarters in Bernards Township, including Verizon Wireless. Local attractions include The Brick Academy, a 19th century prep school, and a 600-year-old oak tree at Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.
  • 10
    Facts About Montgomery Township
    Safety Score: 93.7
    Population: 22,467
    Violent Crimes: 3
    Property Crimes: 103 (26 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.15
    Montgomery Township
    New Jersey
    About 20 miles south of Bernards Township is Montgomery Township, another community in Somerset County. Despite rapid population growth in the past 25 years, Montgomery Township retains its hospitable rural atmosphere.
  • 11
    Facts About Charleston
    Safety Score: 93.7
    Population: 21,926
    Violent Crimes: 22
    Property Crimes: 80 (18 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.82
    Charleston
    Illinois
    Charleston is home of Eastern Illinois University, a campus known for its examples of Gothic architecture. This college town also provided the setting for one of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858.
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    Facts About Buckingham Township
    Safety Score: 93.5
    Population: 20,396
    Violent Crimes: 2
    Property Crimes: 97 (13 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.63
    Buckingham Township
    Pennsylvania
    Buckingham Township offers another example of a formerly rural community making a smooth transition to suburbia. Residents have made the preservation of undeveloped landscapes and historic farms a priority.
  • 13
    Facts About Northampton Township
    Safety Score: 93.5
    Population: 39,772
    Violent Crimes: 10
    Property Crimes: 185 (39 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.98
    Northampton Township
    Pennsylvania
    Like its Bucks County neighbor Buckingham Township, this community's roots were planted in colonial times. Recreational and leisure attractions include parks, golf courses and a nature center.
  • 14
    Facts About Hillsborough Township
    Safety Score: 92.9
    Population: 39,037
    Violent Crimes: 7
    Property Crimes: 194 (55 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.40
    Hillsborough Township
    New Jersey
    If you pay attention to Money magazine's Best Places to Live rankings, you may already be familiar with Hillsborough Township. The Sustainable Hillsborough project aims to preserve the community's quality of life for generations to come.
  • 15
    Facts About Franklin
    Safety Score: 92.4
    Population: 32,633
    Violent Crimes: 7
    Property Crimes: 171 (31 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.94
    Franklin
    Massachusetts
    You'll find history around every corner in Franklin, home to America's first public library and dozens of other historical sites. Although technically a city, Franklin has retained the official name "Town of Franklin."
  • 16
    Facts About Bella Vista
    Safety Score: 92.3
    Population: 27,606
    Violent Crimes: 26
    Property Crimes: 133 (55 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.99
    Bella Vista
    Arkansas
    The only Southern community on the list of safest cities in America began as a summer resort town, later transitioned to a retirement community and has been an incorporated city since 2006. Many of the natural attractions that originally made this area a tourist destination (lakes, creeks, waterfalls, woodland trails and more) are still here.
  • 17
    Facts About North Chicago
    Safety Score: 92.2
    Population: 28,780
    Violent Crimes: 58
    Property Crimes: 119 (45 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.56
    North Chicago
    Illinois
    What began as a railroad depot at the end of the 19th century has grown into a flourishing Chicago suburb. The annual Community Days festivals have come to define the city's personality as much as the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science and other local institutions.
  • 18
    Facts About Sammamish
    Safety Score: 92
    Population: 49,805
    Violent Crimes: 11
    Property Crimes: 275 (89 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.78
    Sammamish
    Washington
    Development of the Sammamish Plateau didn't begin in earnest until the 1970s. Today this Seattle suburb aims to have it all – the conveniences of city living and the laid-back atmosphere of a small town.
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    Facts About Peters Township
    Safety Score: 92
    Population: 21,730
    Violent Crimes: 9
    Property Crimes: 117 (17 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.78
    Peters Township
    Pennsylvania
    Peters Township was actually part of Virginia before the area was incorporated in 1781 as part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The community has come a long way in 234 years, from rural farming community to coal mining town to upper middle-class suburb.
  • 20
    Facts About Westford
    Safety Score: 92
    Population: 23,196
    Violent Crimes: 14
    Property Crimes: 121 (26 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.12
    Westford
    Massachusetts
    Westford has seen it all - from farming to manufacturing to advanced technology. Along the way, the town has continued to provide high-quality residential living for generations of working families.
  • 21
    Facts About East Fishkill
    Safety Score: 91.7
    Population: 29,315
    Violent Crimes: 9
    Property Crimes: 165 (18 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.61
    East Fishkill
    New York
    t's hard to argue with the town motto – "A Great Place to Live" – especially when you consider East Fishkill's rating as one of the safest cities in the U.S.A. The presence of IBM's Hudson Valley Research Park adds a touch of high-tech to a community filled with historical sites.
  • 22
    Facts About Carmel
    Safety Score: 91.4
    Population: 34,462
    Violent Crimes: 10
    Property Crimes: 198 (31 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.89
    Carmel
    New York
    Carmel is known for its outstanding schools, where students have a long history of achievement in academics, athletics and music. In fact, young people have been making history there since 16-year-old Sybil Ludington earned the nickname "The Female Paul Revere" in 1777.
  • 23
    Facts About Monroe Township
    Safety Score: 91.3
    Population: 41,356
    Violent Crimes: 9
    Property Crimes: 242 (33 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.79
    Monroe Township
    New Jersey
    Expansion of the New Jersey Turnpike helped spark a residential boom in Monroe Township that continues today. Careful stewardship of land use and preservation has helped the community maintain its suburban livability.
  • 24
    Facts About Hudson
    Safety Score: 91.3
    Population: 22,340
    Violent Crimes: 3
    Property Crimes: 132 (13 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 0.58
    Hudson
    Ohio
    Progressive policies and civic-mindedness have defined Hudson from the start. Local historians praise businessman and philanthropist James W. Ellsworth with laying the foundation for today's vibrant community in the early 1900s.
  • 25
    Facts About Rancho Santa Margarita
    Safety Score: 91.2
    Population: 49,190
    Violent Crimes: 17
    Property Crimes: 290 (77 Burglaries)
    Burglaries per 1,000 residents - 1.56
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    California
    Local residents sought to establish an "urban village" when they began pushing for incorporation in the mid-1990s. An emphasis on planned development has helped Rancho Santa Margarita achieve its high quality of life, along with its status as one of the safest cities in America.
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Safest Cities In U.S.A (By State)

The following map shows the city with the highest safety score in each respective state. (Cities indicated with a yellow pin are among the 25 Safest Cities in America.) Note: Statistics for Hawaii are submitted to the FBI Uniform Crime Report by county agency, so city data is not available.

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Which State Has The Most?

Here’s the state-by-state breakdown of the 25 Safest Cities in America:

New Jersey – 5

Connecticut – 3

Illinois – 3

New York – 3

Pennsylvania – 3

Massachusetts – 2

Arkansas – 1

California – 1

Indiana- 1

Ohio – 1

South Dakota – 1

Washington – 1

Safest Big City in America (Population over 200,000)

All communities on the list of the 25 Safest Cities in America have populations under 50,000. However, the United States has a number of large metropolitan cities with respectable Safety Scores.

1. Toledo, Ohio (283,035)

Safety Score – 88.7

Runners-Up for Safest Big City

2. Santa Clarita, California (204,951)

Safety Score – 70.2

3. Irvine, California (235,830)

Safety Score – 70

4. Gilbert, Arizona (225,232)

Safety Score – 65.2

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