These 10 US cities are considered the safest to travel to

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Undoubtedly, when planning a vacation, one thing that has crossed travelers’ minds is how safe their intended destination really is. No one wants to be a victim of crime, especially on a trip designed to be fun and relaxing. know which ones Countries are the safest in the world is great for international travel but what about domestic to travel? Using current crime statistics, we’ve identified the top 10 safest cities in the United States.

Austin Texas skyline with bridges and cars

The crime index for each city is listed below. Lower numbers are better, and any number below 40 is considered “low crime.” For all other statistics, scores are based on a scale of 100. Also, pickpocketing is one of the most common crimes affecting travelers. That’s why we included data on pickpocketing in each city.

10) San Diego, California

San Diego streetcar passing in front of buildings

Crime index: 38.43

Beautiful beaches, near-perfect weather, and countless activities draw millions of visitors to San Diego each year. Despite being a top tourist destination in the US, it still ranks fairly well in terms of safety. People feel comfortable in San Diego and have little fear of being attacked for discrimination.

  • Concerns about pickpocketing: 31.41 (low)

9) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Skyline with Bridge and Buildings

Crime index: 38.19

Pittsburgh welcomes over 12 million overnight guests each year. It’s a popular destination for travelers who love good food, art, and big cities with a small-town atmosphere. Pittsburgh is one of the best places to go for a walk alone during the day.

  • Concern about pickpocketing: 34.70 (Low)

8) Austin, Texas

Austin Texas Zilker Park with skyline in background

Crime index: 38.03

Great food, craft beer, local music and amazing parks draw more than 30 million domestic travelers to this city each year. With an eclectic mix of residents, visitors will feel right at home in Austin’s melting pot. Although crime has increased in the city over the past three years, it remains one of the safest cities in the United States

  • Worries about pickpocketing: 30.00 (Low)

7) Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh skyline in summer with crepe myrtle trees in bloom

Crime index: 36.11

Dotted with craft breweries, new restaurants, cool cafes and beautiful parks, Raleigh welcomes approximately 13 million visitors annually. A visitor favorite, the Raleigh Beer Trail is designed for craft beer enthusiasts. Visiting enough breweries earns awards, and it’s an interesting way to see more of the city.

  • Concern about pickpocketing: 29.51 (Low)

6) Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Crime index: 35.39

Visitors appreciate Boise for its closeness to nature and easy access to activities like skiing, fishing and hiking. The city itself is buzzing with activity and is surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains.

  • Concern about pickpocketing: 28.57 (Low)

5) Madison, Wisconsin

Main building Madison Wisconsin at sunset

Crime index: 33.70

Madison is growing in popularity, ranking #1 on Livability’s 100 Best Places to Live in 2022. With over 200 miles of recreational trails for hiking and biking, it’s a popular city for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Worries about pickpocketing: 26.10 (Low)

4) Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City with mountains in the background

Crime index: 32.96

Salt Lake City is the perfect base camp for visiting five national parks including Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches, Capital Reef and Zion. Public transit is widely available for days around the city, and the TREX light rail system is free. For winter vacationers there are many ski areas nearby.

  • Concern about pickpocketing: 25.25 (Low)

3) El Paso, Texas

El Paso is a city and seat of El Paso County in the US state of Texas.  It is located in the extreme west of the US state of Texas

Crime Index: 32.28

Authentic Mexican food, sprawling desert landscapes, and a visit to the historic Plaza Theater are popular attractions for travelers heading to El Paso. The city is not the most popular tourist destination in the States and sees about 2.3 million visitors a year. However, El Paso can be an excellent option for travelers looking to explore places that aren’t as frequently visited.

  • Concern about pickpocketing: 24.57 (Low)

2) Amarillo, Texas

Row of brightly painted Cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, USA.

Crime index: 22.97

Amarillo is located in the middle of US Route 66, making it an ideal place to stop on an iconic road trip. Visitors can leave their mark at the Cadillac Ranch, where they can spray paint their own graffiti on old Cadillacs half buried in the ground. Like El Paso, the city doesn’t see an overwhelming number of tourists each year, making it a more remote travel destination.

  • Concerns about pickpocketing: 20.31 (Low)

1) Irvine, California

Ferris Wheel Irvine California

Crime index: 20.58

Irvine is an excellent place to explore different parts of California. About 85 miles from San Diego, 45 miles from LA and only a 15 minute drive from Disneyland Resort, Irvine makes an excellent base camp. Irvine consistently scored very low for safety concerns, with the index citing low rates of violent crime, drug use, and general crime. Visitors enjoy visiting the Irvine Spectrum Center, home of the Irvine Improv, which regularly welcomes well-known comedians.

  • Worries about pickpocketing: 17.05 (very low)

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