The Safest City In Each State For 2023

We used Saturday Night Science to determine the safest city in each state for 2023.

Safest City In Each State Map

There are two questions everyone asks when they are looking to move to an area — how much does it cost and is it safe? We’re here to focus the second question with the most recent dataset distributed by the FBI.

But there’s a twist.

We aren’t going hyperlocal with this analysis, we’re taking a look at the safest of the safest. These are the safest place to live in each state, some of the best towns America has to offer.

While all the towns in our analysis today are the safest in their respective state, there are some towns that are so safe they have a halo over the rest.

The cities that made our top ten list know the benefits of feeling comfortable in your surroundings.

With so many amazingly safe U.S. cities to choose from, the job of deciding the Safest of the Safest U.S. Cities for 2023 had to be left to the numbers.

Want to know the safest of the safest city in your state, take a look below to see where you can rest your head at night without a worry in the world.

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Table Of Contents: Table | Methodology | Summary

Safest City In Each State For 2023

Rank State City
33 Alabama Mountain Brook
49 Alaska Juneau
28 Arizona San Luis
44 Arkansas Centerton
16 California Laguna Woods
25 Colorado Windsor
2 Connecticut Ridgefield
48 Delaware Newark
50 District Of Columbia Washington
22 Florida Parkland
9 Georgia Holly Springs
34 Idaho Rexburg
1 Illinois Campton Hills
7 Indiana St. John
23 Iowa Norwalk
43 Kansas Gardner
19 Kentucky Fort Thomas
45 Louisiana Covington
19 Maine Orono
17 Maryland Ocean Pines
8 Massachusetts Northborough
14 Michigan New Baltimore
4 Minnesota New Ulm
27 Mississippi Madison
24 Missouri Poplar Bluff
47 Montana Bozeman
35 Nebraska Norfolk
39 Nevada Boulder City
18 New Hampshire Milford
6 New Jersey Ringwood
21 New Mexico Los Alamos
3 New York Rye
12 North Carolina Pinehurst
46 North Dakota West Fargo
5 Ohio Broadview Heights
42 Oklahoma Weatherford
40 Oregon West Linn
15 Pennsylvania West Mifflin
37 Rhode Island East Providence
31 South Carolina Bluffton
29 South Dakota Brandon
30 Tennessee Nolensville
11 Texas Melissa
10 Utah Smithfield
41 Vermont Milton
26 Virginia Blacksburg
38 Washington Oak Harbor
32 West Virginia Weirton
13 Wisconsin Oconomowoc
36 Wyoming Jackson

How We Determined The Safest Cities In Each State

The FBI releases detailed breakdowns of where crimes occurred across America. We used the most recent available data to perform the analysis for this study. Specifically, we used the Crime In The US Report.

The report has data on 9869 cities and towns across America. However, we only wanted to consider places with at least 10,000 people, you know, cities.

That left us with a set of 3544 cities in America to rank using the following criteria:

  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We ranked all the cities from 1 to 3544 for both of the criteria with the safest cities being ranked 1. We then took the average of the two rankings to create a safety score.

Finally, we took the city in each state with the highest safety score to create the map.

It’s important to note that this methodology does not determine the safest cities in America. For example, Palatine, IL is the 10th safest city in America by this criteria but doesn’t appear on the list because Wheaton, IL ranks higher and — much like the Hunger Games — there can be only one winner for a state.

That said, nine of the ten safest places in America appear on this list, including the big guns (or should I safety nets?) at the top — Illinois and Connecticut.

Continue to learn more about the safest of safes, or jump to the end for a table with all states.

Summary: Wrapping It Up In A Giant Safety Blanket

There you have it — the safest of the safe cities in America. These are the places where crime is at historic lows and people sleep safe and sound.

Now if only the real estate prices would come down we could all afford to live in there.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.