The 20 safest cities in the US

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7 of the safest cities in the United States

When it comes to choosing where to live, safety is a top concern for most (if not, all) potential renters and buyers.

Whether you're living alone or with a big family, knowing that you're living in an area with low crime rates and high rates of employment not only gives you piece of mind and a sense of comfort, but is also a necessity.

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So where exactly in the country are the best places to live for safety?

Thanks to research company Niche, the 2016 list of safest cities in the U.S. to live has arrived at our fingertips.

Here are the top 20 safest cities in the US:
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#20: Temecula, California
Population: 104,955
Median household income: $78,535
Unemployment rate: 6.9%
Poverty rate: 8.1%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 92.4
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 2,340.5

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#19: Rochester, Minnesota
Population: 109,252
Median household income: $63,472
Unemployment rate: 3.5%
Poverty rate: 9.6%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 183.5
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,990

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#18: Bellevue, Washington
Population: 132,268
Median household income: $92,524
Unemployment rate: 4.7%
Poverty rate: 8.0%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 106.4
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 3400.5

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#17: Cape Coral, Florida
Population: 161,804
Median household income: $49,841
Unemployment rate: 7.8%
Poverty rate: 13.6%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 143.4
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,938.8

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#16: Burbank, California
Population: 104,484
Median household income: $66,111
Unemployment rate: 6.1%
Poverty rate: 10.1%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 142.9
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 2,309.6

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#15: Carlsbad, California 
Population: 109,296
Median household income: $87,416
Unemployment rate: 5.6%
Poverty rate: 10.4%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 181.7
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,541.5

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#14: Plano, Texas
Population: 271,166
Median household income: $82,944
Unemployment rate: 4.2%
Poverty rate: 7.4%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 165.2
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,974.7

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#13: Corona, California
Population: 157,395
Median household income: $77,021
Unemployment rate: 7.1%
Poverty rate: 11.3%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 106.1
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 2,135

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#12: Overland Park, Kansas
Population: 178,945
Median household income: $72,231
Unemployment rate: 3.7%
Poverty rate: 6.0%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 178.6
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,656.3

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#11: Santa Clara, California
Population: 119,525
Median household income: $93,840
Unemployment rate: 5.2%
Poverty rate: 9.0%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 133.8
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 2,698.3

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#10: Torrance, California
Population: 147,181
Median household income: $78,286
Unemployment rate: 5.3%
Poverty rate: 6.9%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 104.8
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,772.6

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#9: Fort Collins, Colorado
Population: 149,627
Median household income: $53,775
Unemployment rate: 5.3%
Poverty rate: 18.4%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 213.6
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 2,455.6

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#8: Port St. Lucie, Florida
Population: 169,260
Median household income: $48,898
Unemployment rate: 8.5%
Poverty rate: 15.2%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 141
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,448.5

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#7: Sunnyvale, California
Population: 145,921
Median household income: $103,257
Unemployment rate: 5.4%
Poverty rate: 7.9%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 111.8
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,577.2

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#6: Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Population: 115,985
Median household income: $56,835
Unemployment rate: 4.0%
Poverty rate: 22.8%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 164.8
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,868.1

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#5: Orange, California 
Population: 138,980
Median household income: $77,086
Unemployment rate: 6.2%
Poverty rate: 12.5%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 100.9
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,591.9

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#4: Round Rock, Texas
Population: 106,972
Median household income: $70,952
Unemployment rate: 5.3%
Poverty rate: 9.6%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 124.8
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,951

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#3: Glendale, California 
Population: 195,380
Median household income: $52,451
Unemployment rate: 6.7%
Poverty rate: 14.6%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 94.4
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,559.3

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#2: Thousand Oaks, California 
Population: 128,126
Median household income: $99,115
Unemployment rate: 6.4%
Poverty rate: 7.0%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 99.1
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,237.9

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#1: Naperville, Illinois 
Population: 144,108
Median household income: $109,512
Unemployment rate: 4.7%
Poverty rate: 4.4%
Annual violent crimes per 100,000: 77.6
Annual property crimes per 100,000: 1,123

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Major cities across the country were ranked based on levels of violent crimes (murder, assault, rape), nonviolent crimes (burglary, larceny, theft) and a number of other factors that play into overall levels of safety.

For the full list of 100 safest cities in the US, visit Niche.

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