For the third year in a row, a Triangle town has landed on SmartAsset’s list of “The Safest Cities in America.”
SmartAsset evaluated 200 U.S. cities for its study, focusing on crime rates, vehicular mortality rates, drug poisoning rates, excessive drinking, air quality and the percent of commuters who drive to work alone. Not much has changed in the lineup from 2016. The cities that came in before Cary were #4) Alexandria, VA, #3) Naperville, IL, #2) Fremont, CA, and #1) Sunnyvale, CA.
Regarding Cary, SmartAsset reported:
“There are only about 1,100 total crimes per 100,000 residents. For both violent crime rate and property crime rate it ranks in the top 5.
“It also has a relatively low number of drug overdoses. Cary has 8.1 deaths from drug overdoses per 100,000 residents. It ranks in the top 16% in that metric.”
By Marc DeRoberts , Triange Business Journal