Safety is the first priority, right?
Everyone wants the finer things life has to offer. Love, comfort, and maximum safety definitely top everyone’s list.
Whether you are looking for a new place to begin your career, to raise a family, or to simply add to your likely already extensive bucket-list for traveling, finding a safe city should be one of your primary goals.
When making this list of the safest cities, we looked for cities with exceptionally low crime-rates, as well as cities that have markers indicating a high-quality of life, including good education systems, cultural attractions, amenities, health care, and public services.
Additionally, we looked for cities with low incidents of motor vehicle accidents, arrests for public intoxication, and other similar offenses.
Without further delay, here are the top 10 safest cities in the entire US.
10. Charleston, IL
The Eastern Illinois University calls Charleston home. This gorgeous city ranked #41 on SafeWise’s top “100 Safest Cities in America.”
Way back in the day, Abraham Lincoln was a regular in the town right before he became president. During his visits, he used to debate and participate in several legal proceedings. Following the inspiring example of Lincoln, Charleston surely continues to take part in civic and education engagements making these two a top priority with programs such as the “Afterschool Club.”
In this program, staff normally organize various field trips and help with homework time. Over at the EIU, the Office for Environmental Health and Safety adequately educates the university community and society in general with some downloadable emergency plans that are available online.
This goes miles in providing the whole community with such a healthy sense of stability and safety.
9. Holliston, MA
The police department in Holliston is highly impressive, proving that even small towns with vigorous law enforcement programs can successfully keep crime at bay.
This police department differentiates itself by effectively communicating with the city’s citizens in several ways. Its website provides residents numerous helpful online forms as well as a daily public log, which keeps them updated on the happenings in their neighborhoods.
The Police Chief usually holds informative bi-weekly press conferences. The Department’s five Year Strategic Plan provides Holliston residents with valuable insights into exactly where the agency is headed.
The city’s dedicated Auxiliary Police and comprehensive Citizens Police Academy assists further bring down the opportunities for crime. The enthusiastic, community focused and devoted, residents and law enforcement professionals of Holliston surely deserve an applause.
- Violent Crimes per 1,000: .58
- Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.68
8. Millburn, NJ
Millburn is a suburban township in Essex County, NJ. The New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked this city as the 53rd best city to reside in New Jersey during its 2008 rankings of “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey.
This city’s crime rate is lower compared to the state’s average crime rate. It is also lower in comparison to the national average crime rate. As of 2005-2009 statistics, the per capita income of the city stood at $86,686. Millburn median household income stands at $169,678, which has grown by roughly 29.68% since 2000.