10 Safest US Cities for Families With Children Head to Beantown, Portland, San Francisco... By Imperator , Newser Staff Posted Oct 10, 2010 10:31 AM CDT Promoted on Newser Oct 10, 2010 1:01 PM CDT 10 comments Comments (AP) (User Submitted) – For those looking to raise their kids in the safest possible urban environment, the Sun Belt may not be the place. Underwriters Labs has published a list of the 10 safest cities in the US for parents with children, and it's an eclectic one that includes both New York City and Louisville, Ky., along with both coasts (Boston, Virginia Beach, San Francisco, Portland) and the Midwest (Minneapolis, Columbus). But only one Sun Belt City made the cut: Tampa. UL says each city "was measured on 25 criteria encompassing child-focused, safety-oriented behaviors and regulatory best practices [and that they] filtered out cities with the highest crime rates." For the complete list, click here.