Top 20 Safest Cities in the US in 2020

Top 10 Safest Cities

  1. Zionsville, IN

Population: 27,153

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.2

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 439

Major City Nearby: Indianapolis

Zionsville at the top of the list. According to a publication in 2018, Zionsville reported only 31 violent crimes and 108 property crimes out of 26,877 people. Zionsville is a very safe town to live in and also for work. Things to do would be to visit the Fanimation Antique Fan Museum and the Zionsville Farmers Market are great activities. But you might need to drive downtown if you want more things to do and places to eat, not much to do in town.

 

  1. Ridgefield, CT

Population: 25,008

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.6

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 385

Major City Nearby: Bridgeport

According to a publication in 2018, Ridgefield is one of the safest cities in the country, with a crime index of 95 out of 100, which is the safest. There were two violent crimes in the town, a rate of .08 per 1,000 residents. With no reported murders, rapes or robberies. Ridgefield is voted one of the best places to live for a reason, very safe and clean. Great friendly neighborhoods and the town feels like its own bubble. Visit the Garden of Ideas and Prospector Theater for great recreation. Just a bit further than other towns from NYC.

 

  1. Milton, MA

Population: 27,616

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.7

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 368

Major City Nearby: Boston

According to an analysis of FBI crime statistics by Neighborhood Scout, Milton is safer than 73% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Fulton County, definitely one of the best places to live in Georgia. Residents get a great suburban feel and most residents own their own homes. Awesome parks such as the Blue Hills Reservation and Eustis Estate Museum make it a must see. Not to mention great public schools.

 

  1. Bergenfield, NJ

Population: 27,479

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 2.8

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 352

Major City Nearby: New York

Bergenfield’s crime rate is 3 per 1,000 people, that is only a 1 in 352 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. With a safe and diverse town in the metropolitan area of NYC, Bergenfield is a great place to live and raise a family. Home to a fantastic bagel place called Walley’s. A welcoming community and diversity is what makes it stand out.

 

  1. Shrewsbury, MA

Population: 37,973

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 3.1

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 322

Major City Nearby: Worcester

Shrewsbury is another great safe place on the list. With chances of becoming a victim only 1 in 322. This equals a crime rate of 3.11 per 1,000 residents, making it one of the safest communities in Massachusetts, not to mention the nation. Shrewsbury is located in Worcester County and offers residents a dense suburban feel with many homeowners. Famed for its castle, spire, abbey, parklands, and half-timbered medieval houses. Also plenty to do with many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. As well as fantastic schools.

 

  1. North Ridgeville, OH

Population: 33,889

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 3.1

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 319

Major City Nearby: Cleveland

 

North Ridgeville is safer than 92% of cities in the United States. With a 1 in 319 chance of becoming a victim. The number of total year after year crimes in North Ridgeville has decreased by 50% North Ridgeville is a suburb of Cleveland with a rural feel with most residents owning their homes. Home to many parks for recreation as well such as the Sandy Ridge Reservation. Many communities here tend to be consersative leaning. With schools also being above average.

 

  1. Long Beach, NY

Population: 33,534

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.2

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 309

Major City Nearby: New York

 

Long Beach is another safe city with chances of becoming a victim of violent or property crime at 1 in 309. Makes it one of the safest places in NY. Located in Nassau County and considered one of the best places to live in NY, Long Beach gives residents an urban feel with most residents being homeowners. Great activities as well such as Lido West Beach. There are many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, not to mention great schools.

 

  1. Franklin, MA

Population: 33,230

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.6

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 275

Major City Nearby: Boston

 

Franklin is a suburb of Boston with the chances of being victim to a violent or property crime 1 in 275. In Norfolk County, Franklin is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Franklin has a dense suburban feel with many homeowners. With many parks and restaurants as well as great schools. Great places to see such as the Franklin Historical Museum for tourists.The people in this community tend to be lean liberal.

 

  1. Lexington, MA

Population: 33,792

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents):3.6

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 272

Major City Nearby: Boston

 

With chances of becoming a victim 1 in 272 of a violent or property crime, Lexington tops one of the safest places to live in the US. Lexington has a community of many restaurants, and parks. Many retirees live here and the community itself tends to be liberal. There is much history in this town and you can see for yourself and visit great recreational spots such as Buckman Tavern, Lexington Green Park, and the National Heritage Museum.

 

  1. Hutto, TX

Population: 26,434

Total Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 3.7

Chance of being a victim:  1 in 270

Major City Nearby: Austin

 

In Hutto, the overall rate of crime is sufficiently low and is one of the safest places to live in Texas and the nation. Hutto’s crime rate is just around 4 per 1,000 people. That’s a 1 in 270 chance. Overall Hutto is a great place to live if you want to raise a family or just live in a quiet town. Safe and family friendly and close to Austin, which is not too far a drive. Enjoy some recreation as well such as the Golf Club at Star Ranch or Tri-Star Farm for some horseback riding and great sights.

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