A new report shows the safest and most dangerous cities in America, based on the cost of crime in those areas, and two Illinois cities – Naperville & Joliet are at and near the top of the list.
MoneyGeek looked at 263 cities that have populations of 100,000 or more residents. They reviewed data from a number of sources, including FBI statistics from 2021 (which are the most recent crime statistics) — and the Gun Violence Archive, which tracks mass shootings across the country.
The top 10 safest cities are:
Naperville, IL, Sunnyvale, CA, West Covina, CA, Carmel, IN, Glendale, AZ, Meridian, ID, Provo, UT, Joliet, IL, Jurupa Valley, CA & Sugar Land, TX
Out of the 263 cities on the list, Aurora and Elgin made the top half. Aurora came in at 81 with a crime cost per capita of $840 — and Elgin at 117 with a crime cost per capita of $1,135.
In the bottom half were Springfield ($2,105) at 185, Rockford ($2,779) at 213, and Chicago ($4,060) at 239.
The most dangerous city on MoneyGeek’s list is St. Louis, Missouri, with a crime cost per capita of $8,457.
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