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CARMEL, Ind. — The City of Carmel is ranked the number one Safest Midsize City in America by online business and research reporting site, AdvisorSmith.

The ranking was based on a number of factors using federal crime data.

The study was conducted based upon data provided by the FBI’s Crime Reporting Data Set. Carmel earned the top spot due to its low incidences of violent and property crimes — only 2.1 per thousand people for violent crimes and 5.9 per thousand for property crimes, based on data released in Sept. 2021.

“We work hard to make sure our police department is provided with the tools it needs to keep our community safe,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “We know that safe neighborhoods are always among the top five reasons people choose to live and remain in Carmel and ensuring that comfort level is part of our overall economic development and quality of life strategy.”

Cities were divided into categories based on their populations. Cities with populations of 100,000 to 300,000 were considered midsize cities.

The complete list of safest midsize cities in America:

  1. Carmel, Ind.
  2. Sugar Land, Texas
  3. Cary, N.C.
  4. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
  5. Murrieta, Calif.
  6. Lakewood, N.J.
  7. Allen, Texas
  8. Santa Clarita, Calif.
  9. Irvine, Calif.
  10. Simi Valley, Calif.

For more information about the survey, visit the Advisor Smith website.