If you turn on the news, it sure seems like we are living in an increasingly violent age. Mass-shootings hate crimes, and terrorism are prevalent. These are definitely huge problems, but, despite this, overall crime rates have dropped significantly in the past few decades. Modern technology just makes it easy to report crime quicker, so we see more of it.
Many cities have changed significantly since the 90s, the peak of gang violence. Since then, gangs have crumbled, police forces across the nation have gotten more effective, and modern technology has made it more difficult for people to commit property and violent crimes without repercussion. If you’re looking at moving to a major metropolitan area or simply thinking of visiting, you’re going to want to know which cities are the safest for you and your loved ones. The FBI records and publicly reports crime rates, so you’ll be able to figure out exactly where you want to go.
These cities of more than 250,000 people are some of our nation’s safest, but keep in mind that each city does have its blemishes. Even the smallest towns have bad areas, and so do many of these cities. That said, they are generally very safe.