The Safest Place To Live In Each State For 2019


These are the places in America where you can actually still leave your doors unlocked.

Safest Place To Live In Each State

Click to enlarge. Note: Outside of Honolulu, the cities in Hawaii do not give data to the FBI, so Hawaii was excluded from the analysis.

Do you know where you can live that you can leave your doors unlocked?

Where packages won’t get stolen from your front porch and kids can play outside until the street lights come on?

Breaking news: HomeSnacks does.

Each year HomeSnacks analyzes the safest of the safest cities in the United States. We know that there are many issues that make a city dangerous; but in order to produce a scientific assessment, we looked at violent crimes and property crimes.

Curious to see if your city made the list? Take a look below.

The cities that made our top ten list know the benefits of feeling comfortable in your surroundings.

With so many amazingly safe U.S. cities to choose from, the job of deciding the Safest of the Safest U.S. Cities for 2019 had to be left to the numbers.

What U.S. city is the safest of the safest for 2019? According to the FBI data we crunched, that would be Grafton, West Virginia.

Want to know the safest of the safest city in your state, take a look below to see where you can rest your head at night without a worry in the world.

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How We Determined The Safest Of The Safe

Now that we have our set of cities, it’s time to rank them.
How did we do this? Using safety first, of course. And then, we ranked each U.S. city across a number of criteria from one to 50, with one being the best.

Next, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the city posting the highest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Safest of the Safest U.S. City for 2019”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Violent Crimes Per 100k residents
  • Property Crimes Per 100k residents

Where did we get the numbers? We consulted the New FBI Crime Data.

After we pushed some buttons, pulled a lever or two, and cranked out the data, we determined the Safest City in the U.S.A. for 2019 is Grafton, West Virginia.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, head on down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart of the safest cities in each state that always have next year.

Otherwise, keep on reading to see the cities that make being the safest of the safe seem easy.

Grafton, WV

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,121
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 156.2 (5th best)
More on Grafton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Congratulations to our safest of the safest city in the United States for 2019, Grafton, Virginia.

Grafton’s gold star qualities – like the zero number of violent crimes and virtually non-existent number of property crimes per 100,000 residents – speaks volumes.

This city located in the Northeast Taylor County is so safe that you have to use a secret password to find it on Google Maps.

Campton Hills, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,342
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 158.7 (6th best)
More on Campton Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Our second safest of the safest U.S city for 2019 makes a lot of our gold star lists, but we’re pretty sure this title will earn them the street cred they deserve.

Located slightly Northeast of Chicago, this Chi-town burb has zero violent crimes and just under 20 property crimes.

Word on the street, they’re safe because they have great neighborhood watch programs, but we think they’re safe because they are protected by the ‘Monsters of the Midway’.

Kermit, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,459
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 216.8 (17th best)
More on Kermit: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kermit, Texas sure gets to brag; they are our third safest U.S. city for 2019.

This super safe city in Winkler County scored off the charts with its close to non-existent number of crimes per resident.

K-town’s strong work ethic and sense of community keep this city busy, safe, and at the top of our list.

Old Tappan, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,069
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 230.7 (19th best)
More on Old Tappan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

This city in Bergen County scored off our safety charts. We’re pretty sure they’re old hats at this safety stuff considering they’re one of the oldest cities on our list.

So grab the fam, pack the grocery getter, and get a-movin’ to Old Tappan soon so you don’t miss out any of their safe, family friendly activities scheduled for 2019.

Brandon, SD

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,090
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 257.7 (24th best)
More on Brandon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brandon, South Dakota is located in the very southeast corner of Minnehaha County.

There’s a reason Brandon’s motto is “Building a Better Life.” The people in this corner of The Mount Rushmore State are super nice, hardworking individuals who strive to create a better corner of their little world.

Boxford, MA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,333
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 264.0 (28th best)
More on Boxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Welcome to our sixth safest of all safest U.S. cities, Boxford, Massachusetts.

This little city in Essex County is home to the Boxford State Forest. This very outdoorsy community has it made with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and six state forests in its backyard.

More importantly, the term SAFE takes on a new meaning in Boxford. It’s a family friendly town where the (S)treets (A)re (F)or (E)veryone.

Broadview Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 19,228
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 109.2 (4th best)
More on Broadview Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broadview Heights is a small city in north-central Ohio. This city in Cuyahoga County might be known as a flyover city to most, but to us it is our seventh safest of U.S. cities for 2019.

Broadview Heights is known for its safe, family friendly atmosphere. There is a ton of stuff to do in this little city just 20 minutes south of Lake Erie. They have a boatload of safe places to shop and dine, and their parks provide the backdrop for safe, friendly games of soccer, basketball, volleyball, and tennis.

Bridgewater, VA

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,119
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 196.1 (11th best)
More on Bridgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grab your life jacket, hit that crosswalk button, and help us congratulate our eighth safest of the safest U.S. cities for 2019, Bridgewater, Virginia.

In Bridgewater, they love their wide open spaces, their parks, their super safe neighborhoods, and they take pride in their Virginia roots.

The residents in Bridgewater look out for each other. It’s evident in their gold star qualities like their close to non-existent number of crimes, their large number of educated residents, and their overall safety standards.

Ridgefield, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 25,127
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 437.8 (93rd best)
More on Ridgefield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgefield, Connecticut is our ninth safest of the safest U.S. cities for 2019. It’s a place where work and play meet at Connecticut HWY 35 and Gilbert Street. Ridgefield’s small town charm delivers big opportunities to all that are searching for a safe – not scary – place to call home.

The people here are super welcoming and there are a ton of safe, family friendly parks and activities.

Ridgefield knows how to keep its residents safe and alive in the 495.

Lowell, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,552
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 0.0 (The best)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 62.8 (3rd best)
More on Lowell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

‘Back home again, in Indiana…’ is our tenth safest of the safest U.S. cities for 2019, Lowell.

With only two violent crimes and six property crimes last year, this little city in Lake County should be the poster city for safety.

Lowell, we get why your town motto is “Proud Past, Bright Future.”

Putting A Bow On The Safest of The Safe

With safety on all of our minds, we invite you to take a look at our “Safest of the Safest U.S. Cities for 2019.”

If your city made the top ten list, consider yourself fortunate because that’s truly something honorable.

And if you want to know what city is the safest in each state, take a look below.

For more reading about America, check out:

Safest Places To Live In Each State In America

State City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
West Virginia Grafton, WV 5,121 0.0 156.2
Illinois Campton Hills, IL 11,342 0.0 158.7
Texas Kermit, TX 6,459 0.0 216.8
New Jersey Old Tappan, NJ 6,069 0.0 230.7
South Dakota Brandon, SD 10,090 0.0 257.7
Massachusetts Boxford, MA 8,333 0.0 264.0
Ohio Broadview Heights, OH 19,228 5.2 109.2
Virginia Bridgewater, VA 6,119 16.3 196.1
Connecticut Ridgefield, CT 25,127 0.0 437.8
Indiana Lowell, IN 9,552 20.9 62.8
Pennsylvania Franklin Park, PA 14,690 13.6 347.2
Michigan Iron Mountain, MI 7,397 27.0 54.1
Iowa Sioux Center, IA 7,578 26.4 277.1
Oregon Junction City, OR 6,174 32.4 194.4
Minnesota Big Lake, MN 10,730 9.3 549.9
Vermont Shelburne, VT 7,827 12.8 574.9
Colorado Cherry Hills Village, CO 6,685 29.9 374.0
Utah Salem, UT 8,086 24.7 457.6
Wisconsin Cedarburg, WI 11,529 8.7 615.8
New York Port Washington, NY 19,384 25.8 510.7
Kentucky Villa Hills, KY 7,494 26.7 520.4
Maine Hampden, ME 7,363 0.0 733.4
Arkansas Greenbrier, AR 5,488 36.4 419.1
Washington Sammamish, WA 64,857 23.1 681.5
California Los Altos Hills, CA 8,579 23.3 687.7
Missouri Ballwin, MO 30,299 39.6 557.8
Georgia Johns Creek, GA 85,048 29.4 676.1
Idaho Rexburg, ID 28,698 38.3 613.3
New Hampshire Durham, NH 16,751 53.7 495.5
Florida Longboat Key, FL 7,400 27.0 797.3
North Carolina Pinehurst, NC 16,145 31.0 805.2
Mississippi Petal, MS 10,743 27.9 837.8
Oklahoma Piedmont, OK 7,738 64.6 413.5
Alabama Satsuma, AL 6,198 32.3 806.7
Tennessee Church Hill, TN 6,739 74.2 400.7
Arizona Florence, AZ 25,623 74.2 480.0
Maryland Taneytown, MD 6,762 14.8 1138.7
Nevada Boulder City, NV 15,804 56.9 860.5
New Mexico Corrales, NM 8,625 58.0 892.8
Kansas Leawood, KS 35,029 88.5 1253.2
Louisiana Addis, LA 5,117 175.9 0.0
Wyoming Laramie, WY 32,632 91.9 1375.9
Rhode Island Tiverton, RI 15,767 133.2 1198.7
South Carolina Clemson, SC 16,442 48.7 1915.8
North Dakota West Fargo, ND 36,624 144.7 1348.8
Montana Miles City, MT 8,690 103.6 1829.7
Nebraska York, NE 7,876 0.0 2971.1
Alaska Sitka, AK 8,736 160.3 1865.8
Delaware Elsmere, DE 6,102 262.2 1868.2
District Of Columbia Washington, DC 693,972 948.7 4156.2

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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