Twin Cities Metro Area Ranks as Safest "City" in America

According to, the Minneapolis - Saint Paul - Burnsville metropolitan area is the safest in America. The Twin Cities metro area ranked #1 in the top 10 of the 2009 America's Safest Cities list. The ranking was based on crime rates, traffic deaths, workplace fatalities and risk of natural disasters. The Minneapolis - Twin Cities metropolitan area ranked the best in each of these categories, including the lowest rate of on-the-job deaths. based its rankings on a study of the nation's top 40 metropolitan areas, looking at 2008 numbers from a number of organizations including National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It also collected historical natural disaster data from a number of different government agencies and looked at violent crime rates from the FBI's 2008 uniform crime report.

The top five safest cities are as follows:

1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Burnsville, Minn.
2. Milwaukee, Wis.
3. Portland, Ore.
4. Boston, Mass.
5. Seattle, Wash.

The full listing of's America's Safest Cities.


#1 By Bruce at 12/23/2013 0:00 AM

The Twin Cities have come a long way from "Murderopolis" of the '80's.

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