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Most Secure American Cities

From Corvallis, Ore., to Ithaca, NY, places to feel safe at home
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2007 7:48 PM CST
Most Secure American Cities
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, left, chats with Cyrus Mitchell, 8, as spectators leave the stands after continuous rain postponed the first game of the NCAA Super Regional baseball playoff between Oregon State and the University of Michigan in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, June 9,2007. Game 1 will be played...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – There's no place like home, especially if home is nestled safely in one of the most secure places in America. The bestplaces.net website breaks down the top 20 small towns, mid-size cities, and large metro areas:

Population less than 150,000

  1. Corvallis, Ore.
  2. Harrisonburg, Va.
  3. Ithaca, NY

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Population 150,000-500,000

  1. Olympia, Wash.
  2. Rockingham County-Strafford County, N.H.
  3. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Calif.
Population 500,000-plus
  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
  2. Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
  3. Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, Md.
To see the complete lists, click the link below. (Read more Corvallis, Ore. stories.)

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