Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2010

The following table ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States as of 2010. The cities all have populations of more than 75,000. The rankings are based on a city's rate for six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Safest       Most dangerous      
Rank City Rank City Rank City Rank City
1 Colonie, N.Y. 14 Frisco, Tex. 1 St. Louis, Mo. 14 Jackson, Miss.
2 O'Fallon, Mo. 15 Toms River Township, N.J. 2 Camden, N.J. 15 Little Rock, Ark.
3 Ramapo, N.Y. 16 Simi Valley, Calif. 3 Detroit, Mich. 16 Baton Rouge, La.
4 Mission Viejo, Calif.. 17 Gilbert, Ariz. 4 Flint, Mich. 17 Buffalo, N.Y.
5 Clarkstown, N.Y. 18 Thousand Oaks, Calif. 5 Oakland, Calif. 18 New Haven, Conn.
6 Amherst, N.Y. 19 St. George, Utah 6 Richmond, Calif. 19 Hartford, Conn.
7 Lake Forest, Calif. 20 Greece, N.Y. 7 Cleaveland, Ohio 20 Dayton, Ohio
8 Cary, N.C. 21 Allen, Tex. 8 Compton, Calif. 21 Kansas City, Mo.
9 Newton, Mass. 22 Brick Township, N.J. 9 Gary, Ind. 22 Washington, D.C.
10 Irvine, Calif. 23 Centennial, Colo. 10 Birmingham, Ala. 23 Newark, N.J.
11 Orem, Utah 24 Murrieta, Calif. 11 Baltimore, Md. 24 Cincinnati, Ohio
12 Sugar Land, Tex. 25 Round Rock, Tex. 12 Memphis, Tenn. 25 Atlanta, Ga.
13 Troy, Mich.     13 New Orleans, La.