Skip to main content

Iron Range town named safest city in America

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Bob Dylan hails from the safest city in America, according to the home safety and security company SafeWise.

SafeWise used its own research and the latest FBI crime statistics to find the 100 safest cities with populations over 10,000 people, and Hibbing, Minnesota, came in at No. 1.

The city of over 16,000 people has a Community Liaison Officer who is dedicated to community policing, and a variety of drug and alcohol enforcement programs that helped its ranking, SafeWise notes.

The ranking shows Hibbing has a violent crime rate of .25 per 1,000 residents and a property crime rate of just .37 per 1,000 residents – no other city on the list has a property crime that low, the Hibbing Daily Tribune notes.

Coming in at No. 2 behind Hibbing was Upper Providence Township, Pennsylvania; followed by Zionsville, Indiana; Ridgefield, Connecticut; and South Park Township, Pennsylvania, rounded out the top five.

No other Minnesota cities made the list, but SafeWise has compiled a list of Minnesota's 15 safest cities with populations over 2,500.

Hibbing has been ranked No. 1 among Minnesota's safest cities in the past, including lists by Safe Choice Security and Movoto, the Hibbing Daily Tribune says.

Next Up

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

unnamed-3

Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

USATSI_12923669

Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Legacy Lot Random (1 of 6)

Gallery: Luxury living is par for the course here

Cragun’s Golf Resort Communities Offer Stunning Views Along with Resort-Style Living

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 8.10.56 AM

Restrictions in place as Emerald Ash Borer found in Sherburne County

The county is now the 36th in the state with a confirmed presence of the invasive insect.

Fire, firefighters

Home that was scene of June standoff engulfed in fire

Authorities arrived to find the home fully ablaze.

Rosland park bridge

Crosstown Hwy. 62 reopens as footage emerges of truck hitting bridge

The westbound lanes were closed in Edina from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday night.

Screen Shot 2022-08-17 at 8.31.42 PM

Flash flooding as torrential rain hammers Cambridge

Flooding and damage from a non-severe storm Wednesday evening.

Related