Glendale, CA Named Safest Mid-sized City in America

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A Movoto Real Estate study ranks the nation’s safest mid-sized cities, finds seven of the top 10 in California.

Movoto Real Estate, a leading national online brokerage, today revealed the results of its first nationwide crime study.

Published on the Movoto blog, the study looked at 100 cities across the U.S. with populations between 100,000 and 200,000 people. Glendale, CA was declared the safest mid-sized city in the country after analyzing a year's worth of violent and property crime data, including murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The full top 10 list is as follows:

1. Glendale, CA
2. Santa Clarita, CA
3. Sunnyvale, CA
4. Naperville, IL
5. Cary, NC
6. Thousand Oaks, CA
7. Oxnard, CA
8. Aurora, IL
9. Huntington Beach, CA
10. Torrance, CA

The complete findings and methodology of Movoto’s study can be found online at:

“Knowing which cities offer the safest environment to live and raise a family is becoming increasingly important,” said Randy Nelson, lead writer on the report. “Based on our findings, not only is Glendale very safe, but Southern California in general has a wealth of mid-sized cities with low crime.”

In addition to comparing the number of crimes in each city per 100,000 residents annually, the study took into consideration the odds of being the victim of violent or property crime within their borders. The least safe cities were found to be Jackson, MS, Springfield, MO, New Haven, CT, Dayton, OH, and Little Rock, AR.

About Movoto
Movoto Real Estate launched in March 2006, providing innovative, easy-to-use research tools with ready access to a network of experienced local real estate agents. was the first real estate website to bring a map front-and-center into the home search experience right on its homepage. Movoto now offers its free services in over 30 states. In 2011, Movoto was named #13 on the Inc. list of fastest growing private real estate companies. Movoto’s rankings and reports have been featured on numerous media outlets, including MSN and Fox News.

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