If you ever find yourself wondering what neighborhoods are the least dangerous in the country, Neighborhood Scout has you covered. Neighborhood Scout is an online analytics database and every year they release a list of the safest cities in America. They base this information off of the total number of violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents. The data also includes the total number of crimes in each city reported to the FBI.
This could be considered a great resource for families looking for a great neighborhood to raise children. Or, if you’d just like some peace of mind knowing that you’re less likely to experience danger where you live, you might consider using this list as a resource.
This year, plenty of Chicago suburbs ranked in. For 2017, of places with 25,000 or more residents, there were 19 towns from Illinois listed as some of the safest in the U.S., and two even made the top 10. Lake in the Hills and Bartlett were named some of the safest cities in the U.S. Safer than 90% to be exact.
These are the top 10 safest cities in America.
- Oak Ridge, TN
- Shoreview, MN
- Ridgefield, CT
- Franklin, MA
- Zionsville, IN
- Bergenfield, NJ
- Lake in the Hills, IL
- Lexington, MA
- Bartlett, IL
- Reading, MA
Other Illinois cities on the list:
#12 Buffalo Grove, #32 Wheaton, #37 Hanover Park, #43 Huntley, #46 Hoffman Estates, #47 Plainfield, #49 Arlington Heights, #51 Palatine, #56 Lockport, #57 Mundelein, #64 Mount Prospect, #81 Highland Park, #82 Elmhurst, #88 Northbrook, #89 Carol Stream, #93 Oak Forest, #100 New Lenox
Check out the full list of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S. here.