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Top 10 Safe Cities for Kids

A new study from Underwriters Laboratories has ranked major cities for safety, based on 25 different criteria, including hospital accessibility, response time for firemen and policemen, and general prevention of needless accidents. And the results!

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • New York City, New York
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

What other cities deserve to be on this list?

From Strollerderby.

  • purplelilskye

    Wow, some of those, I wouldn't guess that it would be in the safest cities list. I know that Louisville though, is a pretty good town. I have some friends that live there and they always say it's a great city.

  • purplelilskye

    Wow, some of those, I wouldn't guess that it would be in the safest cities list.

  • shenais

    we live in portland, and i agree that it is a safe city. public transportation is widely used by students. many of the urban neighborhoods are close-knit communities. we're a big bicycling city, so bicycle safety is taught in schools, and children are comfortable with biking.

  • katie

    Fascinating study! Very helpful :)

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    I must say, I am very happy to see Columbus, Ohio on the list!

  • Michelle S

    I am from Oregon and happy to see Portland on the list. I was very fortunate in being raised in wonderful surroundings. I live in Philadelphia now with my hubby and four kids and it will be a LONG time before it makes the list. Our kids are not safe playing outside in our neighborhood. Can't wait to move this spring to a kid-friendly city.

  • Scott H

    I've lived in Portland and Seattle and I would rank Portland as safer than Seattle. Live in Tacoma now and feel that it is a very safe city for kids.

  • Betty N

    I am a Floridian but am surprized that Tampa, FL made the list. It seems to have all the same problems that major cities seem to have

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    I live in Tampa and i'm surprised it made the list especially given the fact that florida is highest on the list for abusive issues involving children.

  • Allhoneyhere

    I live near Louisville and can agree with it being at the top of the list. I also think Topeka, Kansas should be there. It is a great city with a lot of family values and great hospitals and law enforcement.

  • Mike P

    I agree with Minneapolis, that is a good clean, safe city. Surprised at some of the others.

  • karla

    I think is a great list! Columbus is a great option!

  • Kathie M

    Used to live in VaBch and love it but that was before kids! Never would have thoguht of NY NY as being on this list!

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