ZIONSVILLE, Ind.–A new study says Zionsville has been ranked as the 10th safest small town in America.
The study was done by AdvisorSmith, a leading information resource for business advice and original research.
Cities and towns were divided into one of three groups based on population, with small cities having populations between 10,000 to 99,999 people, midsize cities from 100,000 to 300,000 people, and large cities having more than 300,000 people Towns with populations below 10,000 were excluded from this study.
“Cities with the smallest amount of crime tend to be not rural, but also not very close to the inner city,” says Adrian Mak, one of AdvisorSmith’s co-founders. “Zionsville is a little outside of Indianapolis and meets a lot of that criteria.”
AdvisorSmith looked at crime rates in each municipality for violent and property crimes to get a proprietary crime score.
“We used data from the FBI database. Zionsville had very low scores for both of those metrics,” says Mak.
They say Zionsville’s violent crime rate was 0 and the property crime rate was 2.5 per 1000 people. The city had a total crime score of 3.7.
Zionsville beat out St. John (#178), Carmel (#339), and Fishers (#418). Broadview Heights, Ohio was ranked #1 on the list.
Cary, North Carolina was ranked the safest midsize city in America. Virginia Beach, Virginia was ranked the safest large city in America.
You can see the full study here.