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Best Cities 2010: 10 Safest Cities

by Sasha Emmons


Best Cities 2010: 10 Safest Cities

We rank the ten communities where families can feel safest

Safety is paramount to parents. We analyzed the crime rates and the number of registered sex offenders for all the towns on our list to come up with the safest communities. Here, we round up our top ten.

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(Our list was compiled by using a list of the top 100 cities by population, adding in well-known smaller cities too, and removing cities so close to other large cities that they would have similar data. Then we crunched numbers in two safety categories to come up with our rankings.)

#1: Scottsdale, AZ
Also ranking high for recreation, desert community Scottsdale has an extremely low crime rate.

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#5: Mesa, AZ
The second Arizona community on our list, Mesa is as safe as it is sunny, with few sex offenders and a low crime rate.

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#6: Anaheim, CA
While Anaheim struggles with education and healthcare, it excels at maintaining a secure community with a low crime rate.

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#8: Portland, OR
It came in sixth overall, but Portland also gets high marks for safety with very few registered sex offenders.

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#10: Mobile, AL
This southern city is a safe haven for families, with a low crime rate and few registered sex offenders.

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