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

(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.

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Oct 12, 2010 3:14 PM CDT
Note that the site referenced by the link only states that the top ten cities "include", and then lists them with bullet points. This site put the ranking in itself, not the site referenced by the link. Of course, that site is not the actual study which is referenced, so there is no way to know if Newser's ranking is correct.
Oct 11, 2010 1:21 PM CDT
A study done with a clearly liberal bias...
Oct 11, 2010 8:13 AM CDT
hmmm...i find this hard to believe. Who did this survey? Were the completely oblivious to percentage rates of crimes rated in each of those cities.. Funny thing, if you search "what is the crime rate for san francisco for 2010..the first thing that pops up is the "nickname"...."Hooker Mountain." Boy, that is something to be proud of. lol. Perhaps you should base your own opinon on the 2009 percentage rates, since 2010 is not overwith just yet... Rates are based on cases per 100,000 for all of calendar 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate