At Protect America, we put together a list of the 10 Large Cities in the United States with the lowest burglary rates. We defined a Large City as a city with 500,000 to 1,000,000 people. We also only counted cities that submitted burglary data.

Jacksonville Florida

The largest city (by area) in the contiguous United States, Jacksonville, Florida, is a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its two US Navy bases form the largest military presence in the United States, making a great city to kick off with on this Top Ten Burglary Safezones list.

Population:
845,745

Burglaries:
7,069

Charlotte North Carolina

The Queen City is the largest city in North Carolina, and it is one of the fastest growing major cities in the nation. Charlotte is known for its fighting spirit (It's also known as The Hornet's Nest), and it looks like they've kept the burglars out!

Population:
837,638

Burglaries:
6,439

Austin Texas

Our wonderful and wonderfully weird hometown of Austin, Texas proudly features itself among the lowest burglary rate cities on this list. Austin is the capital of Texas, and we couldn't be happier to call it home.

Population:
859,180

Burglaries:
6,550

Denver Colorado

The Mile-High City is the capital of Colorado and its most populous county. With the mountains in view, life here is both alluring and safe.

Population:
648,981

Burglaries:
4,918

San Francisco California

The second most densely populated city in America, San Francisco has a seemingly endless number of destinations to explore. You can cruise along its rolling hills with the peace of mind knowing your home is protected and safe.

Population:
833,863

Burglaries:
5,931

Portland Oregon

Known as the City of Roses because of its ideal climate for cultivating roses, Portland is naturally beautiful and unique. Browse Portland's abundance of rose gardens and natural parks without worrying about your home.

Population:
609,136

Burglaries:
4,128

San Jose California

Originally the capital of the state of California, San Jose is now the capital of Silicon Valley. The largest city in the Bay Area sleeps soundly knowing they live in a city with one of the lowest burglary rates.

Population:
992,143

Burglaries:
5,173

Washington D.C.

The renowned capital of the United States of America, Washington D.C. is home to many significant government officials, historic buildings, and national monuments. The city's population doubles during the workweek, but its residents can feel comfortable in trusting the safety of their homes.

Population:
646,449

Burglaries:
3,314

Boston Massachusetts

The largest city in Massachusetts, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Its rich history and status as an international center of higher education and medicine draw many who can safely enjoy its streets and people without worrying about their homes.

Population:
643,799

Burglaries:
3,096

El Paso Texas

This historic city stands right on the Rio Grande, and, along with the city of Ciudad Juarez across the border in Mexico, the two cities make up the largest bilingual, binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere. A beautiful hub of culture, El Paso has the lowest burglary rate for a city in the US.

Population:
679,700

Burglaries:
1,771

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