November 28, 2016
Business Insider: The 25 Safest American Cities to Live In
By Kaitlyn Yarborough
Safety is a priority whether you’re choosing your next vacation spot, relocating for your career, or just exploring a new part of your city. It’s a constant, if muted, concern.
While crime levels have generally been lowering over the past two decades, increased violent crime in some major US cities this year has sparked a reinvigorated interest in public safety.
Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities, recently released its annual list of the safest cities in the country.
The ranking provides an analysis of safety factors, such as violent and property crime rates per capita, in determining the cities with the lowest overall levels. For reference, “violent crime” includes assault, murder, robbery, and rape, while “property crime” includes burglary, larceny, and vehicular theft.
California proved to be the safest state in the nation, taking 11 of the top 25 cities. A suburb of one of the country’s most dangerous cities landed in the No. 1 spot.
Source: Business Insider