There are many safe travel destinations in the US to explore in 2023, but some places offer more safety and peace of mind than others.
With safety a top priority for many Americans when planning travel, let’s dive into the numbers to find out which destinations are the best.
SmartAsset recently analyzed data from 200 of the largest US cities across five major safety metrics, including violent crime, property crime, vehicular death rate, drug poisoning death rate, and percentage of the population drinks excessively to determine the safest places in the nation.
Texas and California dominate the list, with Frisco, McKinney and McAllen, Texas in first, second and third place, respectively. Santa Clarita, California and Plano, Texas round out the top five and are joined in the top 10 by Alexandria, Virginia; Laredo, Texas; Glendale, Calif.; Sunnyvale, California and Yonkers, New York.
When it comes to the safest large cities in America, Los Angeles leads the way, ranking 46th and the best among cities with populations over 1 million. The other safest major cities, according to SmartAsset, include San Diego (50th), San Antonio (113th), Philadelphia (115th), New York (126th), Dallas (130th), Chicago (139th), Phoenix (148th) and Houston. (157th).
In terms of affordability, Cary, North Carolina is the safest destination for wallets as median annual housing costs ($18,804) represent only 15.18% of median household income ($123,857). Frisco ranks fifth in affordability and is joined in the top five by Olathe, Kansas; Naperville, Illinois and Overland Park, Kansas.
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