The Safest Cities in Every State 2024

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Rebecca Edwards

Mar 18, 2024

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Find the safest city in every state for 2024

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

See which city topped the list in each state.

We all want a safe place to call home. Whether you want to know how your current hometown rates or you’re looking to move we’ve calculated the per capita crime rates of cities in every state. Here’s a roundup of the cities that topped the list in each state. 

A closer look at the safest cities in the US
The “safest” cities rankings are intended to highlight cities with low crime rates and ignite conversation and action around how to make all cities and communities safer.
For the purposes of city ranking reports, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.
Overall, across the US, crime rates have been in flux the past couple of years. The violent crime rate held at 4.0 incidents per 1,000 people for the third consecutive year. Property crime rose for the first time in our 10 years of Safest Cities reports—from 19.3 incidents per 1,000 to 20.7.
We calculated per capita crime rates for 44 states that submitted complete data to the FBI. Here’s a look at how crime rates trended across the US:

Violent crime rates held steady or decreased in 66% of states.
15 states saw a jump in violent crime year over year.
Property crime rates held steady or decreased in 64% of states—despite rising nationwide.
16 states saw a jump in property crime rates.
9 states saw both violent and property crime rates rise year over year.

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The safest city in every state
Alabama: Tuscumbia
Population9,081
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 1.1, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.3, 12.8, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Alabama’s Safest Cities.
Alaska: Sitka
Population8,392
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.0, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.3, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Alaska’s Safest Cities.
Arizona: San Luis
Population38,528
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.5, 0.8, 0.7
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20225.6, 6.5, 9.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Arizona’s Safest Cities.
Arkansas: Greenbrier
Population5,954
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, N/A, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, N/A, 2.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Arkansas’s Safest Cities.
California: Rancho Santa Margarita
Population46,889
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.4, N/A, 0.4
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.8, N/A, 5.9
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of State of Safety in California.
Colorado: Milliken
Population8,948
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, 0.0, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.1, 3.0, 4.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Colorado’s Safest Cities.
Connecticut: Ridgefield
Population25,048
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.3, 0.1
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.4, 1.7, 3.9
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Connecticut’s Safest Cities for 2023.
Delaware: Milton
Population3,548
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.1, 2.5, 2.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.5, 11.0, 9.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Delaware’s Safest Cities.
Florida: Marco Island
Population16,137
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.8, N/A, 0.8
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20225.2, N/A, 5.7
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of State of Safety in Florida.
Georgia: Holly Springs
Population18,511
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.0, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.4, 2.7, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Georgia’s Safest Cities for 2023.
Hawaii: Honolulu*
Population994,799
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20222.5, 2.3, 2.5
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202225.4, 27.5, 24.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in Hawaii.
*Honolulu is the only city that submitted crime data to the FBI; there was not enough data to rank cities.Idaho: Rexburg
Population35,711
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.0, 0.4, 0.3
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.2, 4.2, 3.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Idaho’s Safest Cities.
Illinois: Campton Hills
Population10,802
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in Illinois.
*Illinois did not provide enough data to the FBI to rank safest cities this year; based on data submitted in the last reporting year, Campton Hills had the lowest per capita crime rate in 2022.Indiana: Zionsville
Population32,575
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, 0.3, 0.5
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.7, 3.6, 3.0
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Indiana’s Safest Cities.
Iowa: Norwalk
Population14,299
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.6, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20222.2, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Iowa’s Safest Cities.
Kansas: Eudora
Population6,480
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.8, 1.2, 2.6
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.5, 4.1, 4.8
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Kansas’s Safest Cities for 2023.
Kentucky: Edgewood
PopulationEdgewood
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.2, 0.5
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20225.4, 4.7, 4.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Kentucky’s Safest Cities.
Louisiana: Addis
Population7,438
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.5, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.4, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Louisiana’s Safest Cities
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Maine: Cumberland
Population8,616
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.4, 0.4
PC Rate 2023, 2022, 20212.1, 3.0, 2.5
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Maine’s Safest Cities.
Maryland: Bowie
Population57,068
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.1, 1.2, 1.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202212.2, 10.8, 9.3
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of  the Safest Cities in Maryland.
Massachusetts: Northborough
Population15,699
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.3, 0.3, 0.5
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, 2.1, 4.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Massachusetts’s Safest Cities.
Michigan: Adrian Township
Population6,325
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.5, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.8, 3.7, 0.8
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Michigan’s Safest Cities.
Minnesota: Montevideo
Population5,180
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.4, 0.8
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.4, 0.0, 3.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Minnesota’s Safest Cities.
Mississippi: Petal
Population11,580
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, 1.4, 0.6
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.3, 5.0, 3.8
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Mississippi’s Safest Cities.
Missouri: Cottleville
Population5,828
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.3, 0.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20222.7, 2.2, 4.8
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Missouri’s Safest Cities.
Montana: Lewistown
Population6,135
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.7, 4.9, 3.6
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, 1.7, 7.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Montana’s Safest Cities.
Nebraska: Schuyler
Population6,476
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.5, 0.3
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.1, 2.6, 3.3
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Nebraska’s Safest Cities.
Nevada: Mesquite
Population21,732
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.6, 1.5, 1.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202213.4, 19.1, 11.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Nevada’s Safest Cities.
New Hampshire: Danville
Population4,596
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, N/A, 0.7
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.9, N/A, 0.9
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of New Hampshire’s Safest Cities.
New Jersey: Vernon Township
Population22,623
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, N/A, 0.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.5, N/A, 4.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in New Jersey.
New Mexico: Los Alamos
Population19,227
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.4, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.3, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in New Mexico.
New York: Bedford Town
Population16,989
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.1, 0.1
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.9, 0.9, 2.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in New York.
North Carolina: Pinehurst
Population18,426
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.6, 1.1
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20224.2, 6.2, 7.9
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of North Carolina’s Safest Cities.
North Dakota: Hazen
Population2,271
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.0, 0.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.3, 2.2, 2.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of North Dakota’s Safest Cities.
Ohio: Broadview Heights
Population13,644
Median Income$81,153
VC Rate 2023, 2022, 20210.0, 0.0, 0.1
PC Rate 2023, 2022, 20211.0, 2.7, 2.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Ohio’s Safest Cities.
Oklahoma: Elgin
Population3,782
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, 0.0, 0.0
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.3, 0.3, 2.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Oklahoma’s Safest Cities.
Oregon: West Linn
Population26,842
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.8, 0.7, 0.4
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202211.3, 12.6, 11.7
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Oregon’s Safest Cities.
Pennsylvania: Hampden Township
Population34,244
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.4, 0.3, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20222.9, 4.1, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the State of Safety in Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island: Bristol
Population22,220
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.5, 0.5, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.2, 2.6, 3.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Rhode Island’s Safest Cities.
South Carolina: Bluffton
Population36,064
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, 0.8, 0.9
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20226.1, 7.3, 7.2
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of South Carolina’s Safest Cities.
South Dakota: Brandon
Population10,914
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.5, 0.7, 0.5
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20227.0, 4.6, 3.0
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of South Dakota’s Safest Cities.
Tennessee: Signal Mountain
Population8,824
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, N/A, 0.1
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.1, N/A, 6.6
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Tennessee’s Safest Cities.
Texas: Melissa
Population20,071
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.7, 0.7
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.2, 6.5, 7.5
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Texas’s Safest Cities.
Utah: Lone Peak
Population30,258
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.2, 0.4, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20223.8, 5.8, 9.1
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Utah’s Safest Cities.
Vermont: Barre Town
Population7,970
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.6, 1.2, 1.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202210.3, 8.8, 7.8
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Vermont’s Safest Cities.
Virginia: Purcellville
Population9,103
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.4, 0.4, 0.4
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20226.2, 4.2, 4.3
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Virginia’s Safest Cities.
Washington: Camas
Population27,653
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.3, N/A, 0.3
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 202212.5, N/A, 11.3
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Washington’s Safest Cities.
West Virginia: Grafton
Population4,578
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.0, N/A, 0.2
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20226.6, N/A, 15.5
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of West Virginia’s Safest Cities.
Wisconsin: Hobart-Lawrence
Population16,948
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.1, 0.1, 0.4
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20221.4, 7.2, 6.4
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Wisconsin’s Safest Cities for 2023.
Wyoming: Jackson
Population10,932
VC Rate 2024, 2023, 20220.7, N/A, N/A
PC Rate 2024, 2023, 20227.6, N/A, N/A
VC=Violent crime, PC=Property crimeSee the rest of Wyoming’s Safest Cities.

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