AdvisorSmith Finds the Safest Cities in America in 2021
To help find the safest cities in the United States, AdvisorSmith utilized and studied data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Data Set. The data set contained crime reports from cities, counties, metropolitan statistical areas, and other jurisdictions around the country.
AdvisorSmith used the most recently available data released in September 2020, which includes crimes committed during calendar year 2019. Crimes considered in this report include violent crimes such as robbery, assault, rape, and murder, as well as property crimes including burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft.
The study included 3,037 small cities, 215 midsize cities, and 63 large cities, for a total of 3,315 cities.
Cities were divided into categories based on their population. Cities with populations of less than 100,000 were labeled as small cities, while cities with populations of 100,000 to 300,000 were considered midsize cities. Any cities with populations over 300,000 were labeled large cities.
From their research, AdvisorSmith created a proprietary crime score, which weights different types of crimes based upon the severity of the crime, with violent crimes weighted more highly.
They then ranked the cities based upon their crime scores to determine the safest cities in the United States.
The safest small city in the U.S. was Sleepy Hollow Village, NY. Among the top 20 small cities, five were in Pennsylvania, four were in New Jersey, and three each were in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Cary, North Carolina, was the safest midsize city in the United States. Of the top 10 midsize cities, five were in California, and two each were in New Jersey and Texas.
The safest large city in the United States was Virginia Beach, Virginia. Three of the safest large cities in the top 10 were cities in California.
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