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Farmers Insurance’s 2010 Safest Cities

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Farmers Insurance Group recently released results for the top 20 Safest U.S. Cities. Using data compiled by Bestplaces.net, there were 6 Washington cities (considering you count the Tri Cities as one city) that made the list. One of which was a bit surprising, to say the least.

Olympia tops the list as the safest City in America, with Yakima coming in at #13. I think they have this confused with a different city or maybe another Yakima somewhere? According to Neighborhoodscout.com, Yakima has a Crime Index of 2, on a 100 point scale, with 100 being the safest. In the report, Farmers Insurance Group said:

Olympia, Wash., is the most secure mid-size city to live in the U.S., according to the 2010 Farmers Insurance study. Madison, Wis., is the most secure large metropolitan area (population greater than 500,000), while the most secure small town (population of 150,000 or fewer) is the Lewiston, Idaho–Clarkston, Wash., area.

Here is the list of the top 20 mid-size cities (150,000-500,000 residents) of Farmers Insurance’s 2010 Most Secure Places to Live in the United States. Do you agree with this list?

1.       Olympia, Wash.
2.       Sioux Falls, S.D.
3.       Bellingham, Wash.
4.       Kennewick–Richland–Pasco, Wash.
5.       Fargo, N.D.–Moorhead, Minn.
6.       Rochester, Minn.
7.       Duluth, Minn.–Superior, Wis.
8.       Binghamton, N.Y.
9.       Lynchburg, Va.
10.       Burlington, Vt.
11.       St. Cloud, Minn.
12.       Green Bay, Wis.
13.       Yakima, Wash.
14.       Appleton, Wis.
15.       Spokane, Wash.
16.       Bremerton–Silverdale, Wash.
17.       Boulder, Colo.
18.       Cedar Rapids, Iowa
19.       Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, Ark.
20.       Las Cruces, N.M.

pia, Wash., is the most secure mid-size city to live in the U.S., according to the 2010 Farmers Insurance study. Madison, Wis., is the most secure large metropolitan area (population greater than 500,000), while the most secure small town (population of 150,000 or fewer) is the Lewiston, Idaho–Clarkston, Wash., area.

Here is the list of the top 20 mid-size cities, in order, of Farmers Insurance’s 2010 Most Secure Places to Live in the United States:

Mid-Size Cities (150,000–500,000 residents)

1. Olympia, Wash.

2. Sioux Falls, S.D.

3. Bellingham, Wash.

4. Kennewick–Richland–Pasco, Wash.

5. Fargo, N.D.–Moorhead, Minn.

6. Rochester, Minn.

7. Duluth, Minn.–Superior, Wis.

8. Binghamton, N.Y.

9. Lynchburg, Va.

10. Burlington, Vt.

11. St. Cloud, Minn.

12. Green Bay, Wis.

13. Yakima, Wash.

14. Appleton, Wis.

15. Spokane, Wash.

16. Bremerton–Silverdale, Wash.

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17. Boulder, Colo.

18. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

19. Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, Ark.

20. Las Cruces, N.M.

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