When it comes to finding a place to live, homebuyers can usually expect to pay up for safety.
Niche, a company that researches and collects reviews on cities, recently revealed the safest cities in the country in a 2017 ranking. To compile the list, Niche analysed public crime data — including larceny, vehicular theft, and homicide rates — from sources like the US Census and the FBI, and considered over 100 million reviews from users, who rated how safe they feel in their cities.
The ranking suggests that California, with seven of the top 15 cities, is one of the safest states in the nation. It’s also home to several of the priciest housing markets in the country. Two California cities at the top of the ranking, Irvine and Thousand Oaks, have median listing prices at least twice the national figure of $US259,000.
Check out the chart below to see how much it costs to put down roots in the 15 safest cities in America.