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Analysis ranks Round Rock as No. 4 safest city in U.S.

Published on July 13, 2016 under RRnews
Analysis ranks Round Rock as No. 4 safest city in U.S.

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Round Rock was ranked the No. 4 safest city in the United States, based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics by city. The ranking by niche.com is based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census.

The 2016 Safest Cities ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall safety at the city level. This grade takes into account key indicators of a location’s safety, including violent and property crime rates, in an attempt to measure an area’s safety and security.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Naperville, Ill.
  2. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  3. Glendale, Calif.
  4. Round Rock, Texas
  5. Orange, Calif.
  6. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  7. Sunnyvale, Calif.
  8. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  9. Fort Collins, Colo.
  10. Torrance, Calif.

Factors considered

Factor Description Source Weight
Assault Rate Rate of assaults committed per 100,000 residents FBI Uniform Crime Report 25%
Robbery Rate Rate of robberies committed per 100,000 residents FBI Uniform Crime Report 25%
Murder Rate Rate of murders committed per 100,000 residents FBI Uniform Crime Report 15%
Burglary Rate Rate of burglaries committed per 100,000 residents FBI Uniform Crime Report 12.5%
Vehicle Theft Rate Rate of vehicle thefts committed per 100,000 residents. FBI Uniform Crime Report 12.5%
Larceny Rate Rate of larcenies committed per 100,000 residents FBI Uniform Crime Report 10%

Here are Round Rock’s rates:

  • Assault Rate: 68 per 100,000
  • Robbery Rate: 35 per 100,000
  • Murder Rate: 0 per 100,000
  • Burglary Rate: 233 per 100,000
  • Vehicle Theft Rate: 44 per 100,000
  • Larceny Rate: 1,744 per 100,000

At the time of analysis, the database contained records for 227 cities. Of the cities that met the required qualifications, niche.com was able to grade 208 and rank 208.

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