Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2011

The following table ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States as of 2011. The rankings are arranged according to population and are based on a city's rate for six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Safest
Population 75,000 to 99,999 Population 100,000 to 499,000 Population 500,000 or more
Rank City Rank City Rank City
1. Fishers, IN 1. Irvine, CA 1. El Paso, TX
2. O'Fallon, MO 2. Amherst, NY 2. Honolulu, HI
3. Mission Viejo, CA 3. Cary, NC 3. New York, NY
4. Ramapo, NY 4. Thousand Oaks, CA 4. San Jose, CA
5. Newton, MA 5. Frisco, TX 5. San Diego, CA
6. Colonie, NY 6. Simi Valley, CA 6. Austin, TX
7. Clarkstown, NY 7. Murrieta, CA 7. Seattle, WA
8. Allen, TX 8. Gilbert, AZ 8. Los Angeles, CA
9. Lake Forest, CA 9. Orange, CA 9. Portland, OR
10. Edmond, OK 10. Glendale, CA 10. Denver, CO

Most Dangerous
Population 75,000 to 99,999 Population 100,000 to 499,000 Population 500,000 or more
Rank City Rank City Rank City
1. Camden, NJ 1. Flint, MI 1. Detroit, MI
2. Compton, CA 2. St. Louis, MO 2. Baltimore, MD
3. Macon, GA 3. Oakland, CA 3. Memphis, TN
4. Trenton, NJ 4. Cleveland, OH 4. Washington, DC
5. Reading, PA 5. Jackson, MS 5. Atlanta, GA
6. Miami Beach, FL 6. Newark, NJ 6. Philadelphia, PA
7. New Bedford, MA 7. Richmond, CA 7. Milwaukee, WI
8. Hammond, IN 8. New Orleans, LA 8. Columbus, OH
9. Brockton, MA 9. New Haven, CT 9. Oklahoma City, OK
10. Yakima, WA 10. Little Rock, AR 10. Houston, TX

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