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

Rankings based FBI data on violent and property crime rates

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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 RateRate of assaults committed per 100,000 residentsFBI Uniform Crime Report25%
Robbery RateRate of robberies committed per 100,000 residentsFBI Uniform Crime Report25%
Murder RateRate of murders committed per 100,000 residentsFBI Uniform Crime Report15%
Burglary RateRate of burglaries committed per 100,000 residentsFBI Uniform Crime Report12.5%
Vehicle Theft RateRate of vehicle thefts committed per 100,000 residents.FBI Uniform Crime Report12.5%
Larceny RateRate of larcenies committed per 100,000 residentsFBI Uniform Crime Report10%

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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