The 10 safest American cities

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The 10 safest American cities

Postby Beaver » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:29 pm

Some surprises. Jersey City, San Jose, Irvine. Nothing in Midwest.

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10. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Overall score: 83.39
Violent crime rate: 138.8 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,951.5 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 32.9 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 18.4% of adults
Smoking rate: 17.2% of adults
According to the Virginia Beach city government, beachfront tourism brings in $1.49 billion dollars per year. The strong local economy and low poverty rate of just 8 percent help explain the extremely low rate of violent crime—less than half that of the national average.

9. Santa Ana, California
Overall score: 83.72
Violent crime rate: 490.8 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 2,100.1 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 22.9 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 14.4% of adults
Smoking rate: 15.7% of adults
While Los Angeles has many dangerous neighborhoods, its neighboring cities farther down the coast, including Santa Ana, count themselves among the safest in the country. Santa Ana’s unemployment rate is extremely low, measuring in at just 2.7 percent. Additionally, the city is taking steps towards creating oversight committees that could make the area safer for both citizens and law enforcement.

8. Hialeah, Florida
Overall score: 84.00
Violent crime rate: 197.3 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 2,200.4 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 34.8 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 14.3% of adults
Smoking rate: 17.5% of adults
Like some other cities on this list, Hialeah is somewhat of a safe haven in a metropolitan area that has earned somewhat of a bad reputation due to its more dangerous districts. The violent crime rate is just half of the national rate, and the accidental death rate is 30 percent less than the national rate reported by the CDC.

7. Jersey City, New Jersey
Overall score: 84.28
Violent crime rate: 504.2 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,788.0 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 24.4 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 14.2% of adults
Smoking rate: 16.6% of adults
While Jersey City is safe across the major metrics considered in our analysis, the city has also been susceptible to catastrophic weather events in the past, such as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, which will be an important consideration for families and homeowners alike. It should also be noted that the city’s violent crime rate is 30 percent higher than the national average, though property crime and binge drinking are lower.

6. San Jose, California
Overall score: 84.32
Violent crime rate: 404.5 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 2,445.8 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 23.3 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 14.8% of adults
Smoking rate: 11.2% of adults
San Jose is one of the largest and most affluent cities in all of Northern California. The strength of the local economy has helped keep the poverty and unemployment rates well below the national average, accompanied by lower smoking and binge drinking rates. However, violent and property crime rates are both slightly above the national average.

5. Gilbert, Arizona
Overall score: 85.10
Violent crime rate: 85.4 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,384.3 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 45.0 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 16.4% of adults
Smoking rate: 12.6% of adults
Gilbert is the surprise entry on this list—a former sleepy suburb of the Phoenix metropolitan area that is growing at an incredibly fast pace. In 1990, Gilbert’s population was just 30,000; as of 2017, the town had grown to 242,000. In spite of that rapid expansion, Gilbert has remained an incredibly safe place to live. With just 85 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Gilbert also has one of the lowest violent crime rates on this list.

4. Chula Vista, California
Overall score: 86.07
Violent crime rate: 298.8 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,435.8 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 30.1 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 17.1% of adults
Smoking rate: 12.0% of adults
A major hub of the San Diego metropolitan area, Chula Vista is nestled at the center of one of the wealthiest areas in the United States, with below-average poverty and unemployment rates. Like other cities located in California, Chula Vista has fewer smokers per capita than the national average, making it a good option for families that place emphasis on environmental health.

3. Plano, Texas
Overall score: 86.35
Violent crime rate: 152.5 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,764.7 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 33.7 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 16.7% of adults
Smoking rate: 12.1% of adults
A member of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Plano is a frequent destination for business travelers. Its status as a business center, widespread affluence, and the presence of a local neighborhood watch program all help make it one of the safest neighborhoods in the country. Just 5.1 percent of the population falls below the poverty level, and compared with many other entries on this list, there is almost no violent crime, making it one of the best cities in the nation for professionals with young families.

2. Fremont, California
Overall score: 89.25
Violent crime rate: 183.4 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 2,163.4 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 26.2 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 14.8% of adults
Smoking rate: 9.3% of adults
Situated in Alameda County on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Fremont residents are at home in one of America’s safest neighborhoods. The violent crime rate in Fremont is less than half the national average, the smoking rate is just 60 percent of the national rate reported by the CDC, accidental death rates are low and binge drinking is slightly below average. All of these factors help make Fremont one of the safest cities in the nation.

1. Irvine, California
Overall score: 96.27
Violent crime rate: 60.9 per 100,000 people
Property crime rate: 1,310.2 per 100,000 people
Accidental death rate: 22.9 per 100,000 people
Binge drinking rate: 15.5% of adults
Smoking rate: 9.2% of adults
Located at the southernmost end of Los Angeles, Irvine is frequently regarded as the safest city in the nation, and with good reason. The violent crime rate is 84 percent below the national average and the property crime rate is 44.5 percent lower. Smoking rates are also depressed compared to the rest of the nation, with fewer than one in 10 adults identifying as smokers.

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Re: The 10 safest American cities

Postby gozer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:20 pm

what about crivitz?

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Re: The 10 safest American cities

Postby gozer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:24 pm

virginia beach is the headquarters of the pat robertson organisation -- maybe his folks keep away the miscreants with prayer like with that category 4 hurricane back in the early 1980s . . . when dr robertson isn't faith-healing haemorrhoids, that is . . .


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