Safety in Numbers
Violence may seem like an omnipresent concern for cities in America, but its prevalence varies dramatically depending on where you live. While some communities are besieged by worrying rates of violent crime, there are others — mostly smaller in size and population — that enjoy next to none. Perhaps surprisingly, even some of the bigger cities are still relatively safe. (And some are enjoying a construction boom.) Among America's larger population centers, these are the 20 safest big cities in the U.S. in the past year according to data from a SmartAsset study.