Is your city safe? SafeWise recently rated the country’s top 50 Safest Cities to Raise a Child in 2019 and we’ve got the deets on this must-see list.

So what city tops the list of safest places to live with kids? According to SafeWise’s stats, Carmel, Indiana is number one. This suburb of Indianapolis has a low violent crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000, a sex offender rate of 1.3 per 1,0000 and a graduation rate of over 97 percent.

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The second spot in SafeWise’s list goes to the Boston ‘burb of Newton, Massachusetts, with Johns Creek, Georgia, Fishers, Indiana and Flower Mound, Texas rounding out the top five.

Here are the top 25:

  1. Carmel, Indiana 
  2. Newton, Massachusetts
  3. Johns Creek, Georgia
  4. Fishers, Indiana
  5. Flower Mound, Texas
  6. Plymouth, Minnesota
  7. San Ramon, California
  8. Hoover, Alabama
  9. Naperville, Illinois
  10. Irvine, California
  11. Mission Viejo, California
  12. Gilbert, Arizona
  13. Lake Forest, California
  14. Frisco, Texas
  15. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  16. Allen, Texas
  17. Thousand Oaks, California
  18. League City, Texas
  19. Troy, Michigan
  20. Murrieta, California
  21. Sugar Land, Texas
  22. Farmington Hills, Michigan
  23. Woodbridge, New Jersey
  24. Folsom, California
  25. Santa Clarita, California

When it comes to safe states, California boasts 14 of the safest cities, Texas has seven and Georgia, New Jersey and Arizona all have three! To see if your city made the list, visit SafeWise’s site here to see the complete list of 50.

—Erica Loop

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