2. Fremont, California
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Overall score: 89.25Violent crime rate: 183.4 per 100,000 peopleProperty crime rate: 2,163.4 per 100,000 peopleAccidental death rate: 26.2 per 100,000 peopleBinge drinking rate: 14.8% of adultsSmoking rate: 9.3% of adults
Situated in Alameda County on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, Fremont residents are at home in one of America’s safest neighborhoods. The violent crime rate in Fremont is less than half the national average, the smoking rate is just 60 percent of the national rate reported by the CDC, accidental death rates are low and binge drinking is slightly below average. All of these factors help make Fremont one of the safest cities in the nation.