Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2014

The following table ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States as of 2014. 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. Amherst, NY 1. El Paso, TX
2. Carmel, IN 2. Irvine, CA 2. New York, NY
3. Parma, OH 3. Cary, NC 3. Austin, TX
4. Johns Creek, GA 4. Frisco, TX 4. San Diego, CA
5. Ramapo, NY 5. Naperville, IL 5. Los Angeles, CA
6. Newton, MA 6. Woodbridge Township, NJ 6. Charlotte, NC
7. Clarkstown, NY 7. Thousand Oaks, CA 7. Portland, OR
8. Mission Viejo, CA 8. Murrieta, CA 8. San Jose, CA
9. Colonie, NY 9. Glendale, CA 9. Seattle, WA
10. Arlington Heights, IL 10. Edison Township, NJ 10. San Antonio, TX

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. Gary, IN 2. Oakland, CA 2. Baltimore, MD
3. Trenton, NJ 3. St. Louis, MO 3. Memphis, TN
4. Compton, CA 4. Cleveland, OH 4. Milwaukee, WI
5. Reading, PA 5. Newark, NJ 5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Macon, GA 6. Bridgeport, CT 6. Indianapolis, IN
7. Yakima, WA 7. Birmingham, AL 7. Oklahoma City, OK
8. Miami Beach, FL 8. Jackson, MS 8. Washington, DC
9. Merced, CA 9. New Orleans, LA 9. Houston, TX
10. Lawton, OK 10. Richmond, CA 10. Dallas, TX

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Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2014

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