At Protect America, we put together a list of the 10 Small Cities in the United States with the lowest burglary rates. We defined a Small City as a city with 100,000 to 500,000 people. We also only counted cities that submitted burglary data.

Santa Ana California

Founded in 1869, Santa Ana is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, and only about 10 miles away from the beach. That means you can get the perfect tan while making sure you always have peace of mind.

Population:
332,848

Burglaries:
803

Charleston South Carolina

Founded in 1670, Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in South Carolina. Take a stroll down Charleston's cobblestone streets and know your home is safe.

Population:
127,206

Burglaries:
305

Yonkers New York

A city that sounds like an exclamation, Yonkers is named for a Dutch word meaning 'esquire.' You'll surely feel high-class as you walk through Untermyer Park without worrying about your home.

Population:
199,134

Burglaries:
470

Thousand Oaks California

Incorporated in 1964, Thousand Oaks is generally known as one of the safest cities in the United States. Once the filming location of such movies as Tarzan and The Adventures of Robin Hood, you'll go ape over not worrying about burglary.

Population:
128,884

Burglaries:
291

Overland Park Kansas

Overland Park is the 2nd most populous city in Kansas and a suburb of Kansas City. Imagine returning from the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art to a picture-perfect home.

Population:
180,5555

Burglaries:
404

Centennial Colorado

Formed in only 2001, the young city of Centennial is regarded as another safe city in the US. Take a peaceful canoe ride down the South Platte River without once thinking about your home.

Population:
104771

Burglaries:
186

Amherst Town New York

Amherst was created by the New York State Assembly in 1818. A suburb of Buffalo, Amherst is the birthplace of a poet who also valued being safe at home - Emily Dickinson.

Population:
118,296

Burglaries:
204

Alexandria Virginia

Founded in 1749, Alexandria was the site of an important river port in colonial times. Stop in for a drink at Gadsby's Tavern as you reflect on living in one of America's safest cities.

Population:
148,519

Burglaries:
249

Olathe Kansas

Founded in 1857, Olathe is named for the Shawnee word for 'beautiful.' A beautiful day in Olathe would surely include touring the Kansas City Automotive Museum and not worrying once about your home's security.

Population:
131,342

Burglaries:
217

Naperville Illinois

Settled in 1831, Naperville was voted the 2nd best place to live by Money magazine. It was also rated the best city to live for early retirement by Kiplinger. Add another platitude to the list, because Naperville has the lowest rate of burglary for small cities in the United States.

Population:
144,221

Burglaries:
225

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