Safest Cities in the USA: The Top 7 Places to Move To


The safest cities in the USA.

America may be one of the more advanced and progressive countries in the world, but it still has its share of crimes and violent behaviors. So whether you’re looking for an American city to settle into, apply to colleges or plan a vacation, safety should be your number one priority.

So we’ve put together a list of only those American cities that have the least amount of crime – violent or otherwise. We’ve ranked them based on the data from the FBI and U.S. Census.

Keep on reading if you’re looking for a place to move to that’s safe and secure. A place to retire to perhaps? We’ve got the Top 7 safest cities for you to choose from.


Naperville has long been considered one of America’s safest cities. However, it’s now getting even bigger recognition. In fact, according to a brand new ranking released by and, Naperville is the safest city to live in all of America. This recognition is based on several different crime statistics.

According to the site’s ranking description, it says Naperville is impressive for its low crime rate as well as its excellent school district and an unemployment rate of 3.2.

There are always interesting community events such as Ribfest, Naperville 5K, The Chocolate Walk and the The Last Walk just to name a few.

Perhaps the only downside to this city would be that it is a bit more expensive to live in. But thankfully, there are plenty of affordable housing options available.

There are sophisticated clothing and furniture stores and a place for lunch and dessert all over the city.

Learn more about Naperville

Cary, North Carolina

Cary is the seventh largest municipality of North Carolina, third largest municipality in the county Chatham, Wake and the safest big city in all of North Carolina.

To back up its safe status, the city holds a low crime rate of 84 violent charges per 100,000 residents. It also has a vehicular mortality rate of 9.06 per 100K and less than 15% of people engaged in drinking.

Cary has a great climatic system that consists of hot summers and cold winters. Most importantly, it has seven months of calm weather every year.

In 2013, CQ Press ranked Cary as the safest city in the US and the third safest among municipalities.

All in all, Cary provides such a violent-free atmosphere that kids can play all day without much supervision and allows you to leave your front door unlocked without any crook ready to jump at and mug you.

Moving to Cary, North Carolina

Irvine, California

Irvine is an extremely safe city because of its regular and active police patrols on all major roads. Not only that, but the police officer to population ration is well established and better than in many other cities.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency report, the air quality index of the city is moderate. And even though Irvine’s peace index is low, it is still reviewed as one of the safest US cities to live in.

Irvine earned its ranking for safety from sources such as, Wallethub, Businessweek and even listed it as one of the best to live in America.

Irvine City Tour

Sunnyvale, California

The city of Sunnyvale is located within the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to several of the world’s top multinational technology and defense companies. Some examples are Apple, Google, Yahoo, Juniper Networks, LinkedIn, A2Z Development Center and NetApp.

According to crime reports from the FBI, the city is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities to live in the US. The city also got this recognition from Forbes Magazine and the Morgan Quitno Awards as well.

Sunnyvale is also well-known for its low vehicular mortality rate of 6.01 per 100,000. In addition, the city has the lowest rate of drug use of any place in the Santa Clara County. Sounds great, right? It is!

A Tour of Sunnyvale

Gilbert, Arizona

Long ago, Gilbert specialized in agriculture and quickly transitioned into one of the best places to live not only in Arizona, but all of America as well.

The city is constantly ranked as one of the safest cities due to its low property crime rate and violent crime rate. As a matter of fact, Gilbert was named as the second safest place to live in the United States. The high number of police officers living in the city play a vital role in balancing out its crime rates.

Apart from safety, Gilbert is a vibrant city with a great environment that is suitable for living and working. Kind of amazing, right? People love living here!

Learn more about Gilbert Arizona

Thousands Oaks, California

Thousand Oaks got its name due to the numerous oaks that grow in the area, beside the city seal which is adorned with an oak.

It is regarded as a safe city by SafeWise as its rate of violent crimes per 1000 is 1.05 and property crimes per 1000 is 12.13. Its safe reputation is also backed by consistent FBI reporting. It was also ranked as the fourth safest city with a population greater than 100,000 by the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Reports.

Thousand Oaks provides inhabitants with over 15,000 acres of natural, publicly owned open space between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Fremont, California

The city got its name from an American explorer by the name of John C Fremont who apparently resided in California. Fremont has a high population growth, with a population of over 230,000.

The city is well associated with the technical world and is situated in the middle of Silicon Valley. Interestingly, the Apple factory that is historically known to have made the first MAC is located in Fremont. The city is also known as the ‘tree city.’ It impressively holds more than 50,000 trees in parks and streets.

Several of the city’s greatest retreats include the Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.

One of the reasons why the city is considered to be safe is because of its low murder rate of one per 100,000. Other reasons include its pretty good air quality index and a 5.88 per 100K residents vehicular mortality rate.

Apart from that, Fremont has a pretty high income which pushes the growth of business life, population and safety measures as well.

What are the Safest Cities in Canada?

Okay, so you’re a neighbor to the North, and you want to know what the safest cities are? Check out this list. But, we’ll give you the rundown here too:

  • Edmonton
  • Halifax
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Victoria
  • Montreal
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa
  • Waterloo
  • Quebec City

What are the Safest Cities in the World?

If you’re looking beyond the USA, you might wonder what the safest cities in the world are. You can find them on this list. 

But, we’ll give you a sneak peak. You can find the following cities on the list:

  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Hong Kong
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Singapore
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Safest Cities in the USA: Have your Say!

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