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by Allen J. Sheinman | October 21, 2011
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Site-selectors, note: As reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, these are the safest cities in America as of 2010 (the most recent year tallied). Listed are city and, in parenthesis, the number of violent crimes (e.g., murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault) per 100,000 residents.

10. Orange, Calif. (109)
9. Bellevue, Wash. (108)
8. Simi Valley, Calif. (106)
7. Frisco, Texas (105)
6. Round Rock, Texas (104)
5. Gilbert, Ariz. (95)
4. Murietta, Calif. (95)
3. Cary, N.C. (85)
2. Temecula, Calif. (72)
1. Irvine, Calif. (55)

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation (fbi.gov)