Analytics firm NeighborhoodScout this week released its Top 100 Safest Cities list, which ranked metros with populations of 25,000 based on crime rates, taking into account both violent (armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape, homicide) and property-related (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft) crimes.
Ridgefield, Connecticut, nabbed the top spot with a crime (violent and property) rate of 2.95 crimes per 1,000 residents, making it safer than 95 percent of U.S. cities. In comparison, Connecticut as a whole has a crime rate of 20.35.
Although Connecticut is home to the safest city, Massachusetts proved to be the safest state, with 19 of its metros making the list, including Franklin (no. 2), Lexington (no. 3) and Shrewsbury (no. 4).
Illinois, California, Connecticut, Texas, and New Jersey also had an impressive presence, with at least 5 metros from each state on the list.