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Old 11-04-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Eaton, CO
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I have compiled a list of the 100 largest US cities by the crime index per 1,000 residents. The list will go from safest to most dangerous.

Note: The number following the city name is the crime index per 1,000 residents.


1. Gilbert, AZ: 16.08
2. Irvine, CA: 16.41
3. Fremont, CA: 21.07
4. Henderson, NV: 21.86
5. Santa Ana, CA: 22.67
6. Plano, TX: 23.03
7. Chula Vista, CA: 23.43
8. Boise, ID: 24.93
9. Jersey City, NJ: 25.28
10. Chandler, AZ: 26.23
11. Virginia Beach, VA: 26.69
12. New York, NY: 27.02
13. Scottsdale, AZ: 27.12
14. Los Angeles, CA: 27.22
15. El Paso, TX: 27.86
16. San Diego, CA: 28.48
17. San Jose, CA: 29.48
18. Irving, TX: 29.64
19. Chesapeake, VA: 30.05
20. Anaheim, CA: 31.26
21. Hialeah, FL: 32.08
22. Mesa, AZ: 32.51
23. Tampa, FL: 32.52
24. Long Beach, CA: 33.17
25. Honolulu, HI: 33.53
26. North Las Vegas, NV: 35.07
27. Aurora, CO: 35.35
28. Raleigh, NC: 35.68
29. Madison, WI: 37.23
30. Reno, NV: 37.67
31. Boston, MA: 37.86
32. Garland, TX: 38.20
33. Riverside, CA: 38.72
34. Lincoln, NE: 39.62
35. Las Vegas, NV: 40.85
36. Durham, NC: 41.04
37. Pittsburgh, PA: 41.98
38. Fort Wayne, IN: 42.02
39. Charlotte, NC: 42.87
40. Denver, CO: 43.26
41. Chicago, IL: 44.71
42. St. Paul, MN: 44.79
43. Philadelphia, PA: 45.42
44. Arlington, TX: 45.49
45. Colorado Springs, CO: 45.81
46. Lexington, KY: 46.21
47. Phoenix, AZ: 46.30
48. Jacksonville, FL: 46.35
49. Newark, NJ: 46.98
50. Laredo, TX: 47.02
51. Greensboro, NC: 47.23
52. New Orleans, LA: 47.26
53. Sacramento, CA: 47.89
54. Anchorage, AK: 48.82
55. Fort Worth, TX: 49.30
56. Omaha, NE: 49.82
57. Richmond, VA: 50.18
58. Columbus, OH: 50.19
59. Nashville, TN: 50.21
60. Dallas, TX: 50.52
61. Louisville, KY: 50.80
62. Fresno, CA: 50.96
63. Bakersfield, CA: 51.90
64. Norfolk, VA: 51.94
65. Austin, TX: 52.46
66. Corpus Christi, TX: 52.72
67. Portland, OR: 55.80
68. San Bernardino, CA: 57.21
69. Lubbock, TX: 57.34
70. Milwaukee, WI: 59.54
71. Minneapolis, MN: 59.97
72. Winston-Salem, NC: 61.02
73. Washington, DC: 61.09
74. Baton Rouge, LA: 61.61
75. Houston, TX: 61.85
76. Wichita, KS: 61.98
77. Glendale, AZ: 62.17
78. St. Petersburg, FL: 62.55
79. Miami, FL: 62.65
80. Seattle, WA: 63.15
81. Buffalo, NY: 63.50
82. San Antonio, TX: 63.71
83. Albuquerque, NM: 63.98
84. Oklahoma City, OK: 64.21
85. Baltimore, MD: 64.81
86. Tulsa, OK: 65.53
87. Kansas City, MO: 65.64
88. Stockton, CA: 66.05
89. Toledo, OH: 66.12
90. Indianapolis, IN: 66.27
91. San Francisco, CA: 67.67
92. Cincinnati, OH: 68.68
93. Cleveland, OH: 74.24
94. Tucson, AZ: 74.80
95. Orlando, FL: 75.10
96. Atlanta, GA: 78.10
97. Memphis, TN: 78.18
98. Detroit, MI: 80.68
99. St. Louis, MO: 82.17
100. Oakland, CA: 83.40


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Old 11-05-2015, 05:40 AM
 
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Where did you get this from? A lot of big suburban cities of bigger cities on the list.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Crime stats per 1000 residents from a big picture standpoint (like city-wide for instance), are pretty much completely worthless. There are entire zip codes in places like Oakland or St Louis that are as safe as Jersey City or Virginia Beach (suitable comparisons). Comparing hundreds or thousands of square miles against one another does nothing for real-life scenarios where one lives and works generally in somewhat close proximity to one another.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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This is like the 60 largest cities plus some suburbs ranked by crime rate.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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This is like the 60 largest cities plus some suburbs ranked by crime rate.
This is admittedly true in one sense, given in a lot of Sun Belt states wide swathes of suburbs incorporate as a single "city." The thing is, where do you draw the line? Most people would agree that Mesa, Arizona isn't a "real city" even though it has 465,000 people. But what about cities which have a CBD, but are suburban over the vast majority of their land area? Should they count?

Overall, this list is somewhat surprising to me, because I'm used to looking at lists which rank violent crime, not all crime. There's a lot of cities which rank pretty low on violent crime but high on property crime, and vice versa.

I am absolutely shocked Jersey City ranks so highly by this measure, being even safer than NYC. I knew it was improving, but I thought the Greenville area to the south was still pretty dangerous.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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This is admittedly true in one sense, given in a lot of Sun Belt states wide swathes of suburbs incorporate as a single "city." The thing is, where do you draw the line? Most people would agree that Mesa, Arizona isn't a "real city" even though it has 465,000 people. But what about cities which have a CBD, but are suburban over the vast majority of their land area? Should they count?

Overall, this list is somewhat surprising to me, because I'm used to looking at lists which rank violent crime, not all crime. There's a lot of cities which rank pretty low on violent crime but high on property crime, and vice versa.

I am absolutely shocked Jersey City ranks so highly by this measure, being even safer than NYC. I knew it was improving, but I thought the Greenville area to the south was still pretty dangerous.
Ironically enough Mesa does have a small CBD as a suburb. It doesn't resemble a Bellvue or even a Southfield for that matter but it's there. The light rail runs through it and they are even experiencing "infill". It's the anchor of the east valley, and even has some "bad neighborhoods". I actually would be less averse to it being on this list, vs some of the sterile Dallas/LA suburbs.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:59 AM
 
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This is admittedly true in one sense, given in a lot of Sun Belt states wide swathes of suburbs incorporate as a single "city." The thing is, where do you draw the line? Most people would agree that Mesa, Arizona isn't a "real city" even though it has 465,000 people. But what about cities which have a CBD, but are suburban over the vast majority of their land area? Should they count?

Overall, this list is somewhat surprising to me, because I'm used to looking at lists which rank violent crime, not all crime. There's a lot of cities which rank pretty low on violent crime but high on property crime, and vice versa.

I am absolutely shocked Jersey City ranks so highly by this measure, being even safer than NYC. I knew it was improving, but I thought the Greenville area to the south was still pretty dangerous.
I'm sure that most of the truly urban areas have rough areas, but like you stated, it may be a matter of overall crime within that city.

However, I agree with kyle, as there are areas within the lower ranked cities that are fine. So, looking at areas within a city is the key.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Ironically enough Mesa does have a small CBD as a suburb. It doesn't resemble a Bellvue or even a Southfield for that matter but it's there. The light rail runs through it and they are even experiencing "infill". It's the anchor of the east valley, and even has some "bad neighborhoods". I actually would be less averse to it being on this list, vs some of the sterile Dallas/LA suburbs.
I was using Mesa as the example as it's the largest city on the list which most people would agree functions as a suburb of a larger core city. It admittedly has a more built up core than say Arlington, TX, but it's not like it has much height or density - just a strip of walkable commercial storefronts, IIRC.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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So the safest city is Jersey City, and the safest big city is NYC.

All the cities above Jersey City are just sprawly suburbs that happen to be in states that have weak annexation laws.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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It's interesting how San Francisco always ranks high on these lists but is not known for crime.
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