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20 Safest Cities in America

August 27, 2018

Happy family When considering a move, a top factor, particularly for single women and families with children, is safety. To help you make an informed decision, Neighborhood Scout, a division of SaaS, a Worcester, MA-based location-based data and mapping firm, issues an annual report of America's 100 safest cities. Each year, researchers pour over a plethora of violent- and property-crime data statistics on violations including burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape and murder reported to the FBI in cities nationwide with 25,000 or more people. Once all the data is analyzed, the top 100 cities are ranked according to safety. This yea's top 20 winners are:

  1. Ridgefield, CT
  2. Winona, MN
  3. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  4. Franklin, MA
  5. Bergenfield, NJ
  6. Lake in the Hills, IL
  7. Shrewsbury, MA
  8. Bartlett, IL
  9. Zionsville, IN
  10. Aliso Viejo, CA
  11. Weston, FL
  12. Needham, MA
  13. Parkland, FL
  14. Florence, AZ
  15. Pleasant Grove, UT
  16. Lexington, MA
  17. Ballwin, MO
  18. Buffalo Grove, IL
  19. Ridgewood, NY
  20. North Ridgeville, OH

If you're a parent, you'll be happy to know that these cities also tend to have the best school systems and the highest college graduation rates. To see the fill list of America's 100 safest cities, visit Neighborhood Scout's website. If you're considering a move to or from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, it's never too early to start planning. Call McKendree Moving & Storage at 800-530-2626 to schedule a consultation at our Waldorf, Elkridge or LaPlata locations.

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