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Safest Cities to Live in the U.S.

Scholaroo analyzed 150 cities across the US to determine their level of safety, taking into account key indicators of crime and security.


In the vast landscape of the United States, safety is a paramount concern for residents and visitors alike. When it comes to identifying the safest cities in the nation, various factors such as crime rates, community engagement, and law enforcement effectiveness play a crucial role. These cities not only provide a sense of security but also offer a high quality of life to their residents.

Scholaroo conducted an extensive study on safety across the United States. Focusing on a sample of 150 cities, including some of the largest in each state, Scholaroo delved into comprehensive datasets to determine the safest cities.

The analysis took into consideration a number of factors among crime and security statistics, presenting a detailed picture of the security landscape in these diverse urban environments. As a result, the findings shed light on the cities that stand out as beacons of safety and security in the ever-evolving American landscape.

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Overall ranking

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Metrics Breakdown

Methodology

Scholaroo's data team assessed the safety of 150 cities in the United States by analyzing crime and safety indicators per capita. Each metric was given a ranking on a 100-point scale. The resulting scores were then used to rank the cities in our sample, helping identify the safest ones.

Metrics:

Police Officers: Regular Weight (7.14 points)
The number of police officers per capita.

Homicide Rate: Triple Weight (21.43 points)
The number of homicide cases per capita

Sexual Assault: Regular Weight (7.14 points)
The number of registered sexual assaults per capita.

Sex Offenders: Half Weight (3.57 points)
The number of registered sex offenders per capita.

Robbery: Regular Weight (7.14 points)
The number of robbery cases per capita.

Aggravated Assault: Double Weight (19.05 points)
The number of cases of aggravated assault per capita.

School Shootings: Double Weight (19.05 points)
The number of school shootings registered in the last 10 years per city.

Watch Group Participation: Half Weight (3.57 points)
The number of registered neighborhood watch groups per capita.

Arson: Half Weight (3.57 points)
The number of arson cases per capita.

House Burglary: Regular Weight (7.14 points)
The number of house burglaries per capita.

Larceny/Theft: Half Weight (3.57 points)
The number of larcenies/thefts per capita.

Motor Vehicle Theft: Half Weight (3.57 points)
The number of motor vehicle thefts per capita.