Chicago suburb named safest in US, another suburb in top 15 in new report – NBC Chicago

Two cities in Illinois have been named among the safest in the United States in a new report, including a suburb of Chicago, which has been dubbed the safest city in the country.

A ranking of America’s 15 safest cities was released by financial site MoneyGeek last month, naming Naperville as the highest-ranked city in the country. Joliet was also on the list, which ranked at no. 8.

Another Midwestern city to make the safest list was Carmel, Indiana, which came in at the no. 4.

According to the publication, the ranking looked at “normalized crime statistics reported to the FBI” in 2021. This data was then analyzed with each city’s population to determine crime rates per 100,000 population.

A total of 263 cities were analyzed with populations of 100,000 or more.

The study noted, however, that data was limited for some cities, including those in Illinois and a number of other states. Cities that did not report murder and rape crimes were not included in the ranking, MoneyGeek reported.

The ranking also looked at the safest large cities, which included those with 300,000 or more residents.

Although no major city in the Midwest ranked among the safest, several were ranked among the most dangerous.

St. Louis, Missouri was dubbed the most dangerous city on the list. Detroit, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Kansas City, Missouri were also on the dangerous list.

Chicago was not on the 15 safest major cities, but it was also not on the list of the most dangerous cities.

NBC Chicago

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