To identify the 50 safest U.S. cities, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates in cities with at least 100,000 people from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. The total number and the rates of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, which are included in the violent crime rate, as well as burglaries, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, which are classified as property crime, also came from the FBI’s report.
We considered ten year population change using data from the FBI.
Annual unemployment rates for 2018 came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median household income and poverty rates came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey and are five-year averages.