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10 of Illinois' Safest Cities

04/01/2015 03:27 pm ET | Updated May 30, 2015

Illinois is home to 19 of the country's 100 safest cities with more than 25,000 people living in them, says Neighborhood Scout. Though the No. 1 safest city in the country is Zionsville, Ind., with just over 2.6 crimes per 1,000 residents every year, Illinois can still claim the country's second safest city.

In Illinois, a person's chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 263 in a given year. The United States sees 37.9 crimes per square mile every year. Illinois' rate is slightly higher, at 38 crimes per square mile per year.

Here are 10 of the safest Illinois cities:

19. Park Ridge

  • National rank: 96
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 12.8

18. Elmhurst

  • National rank: 92
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 12.5

17. Carol Stream

  • National rank: 82
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 12

16. Hoffman Estates

  • National rank: 75
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.7

15. Mount Prospect

  • National rank: 72
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.5

14. Lockport

  • National rank: 71
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.5

13. Plainfield

  • National rank: 65
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.3

12. Glenview

  • National rank: 63
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.2

11. Highland Park

  • National rank: 62
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.2

10. Arlington Heights

  • National rank: 60
  • Annual crimes per 1,000 residents: 11.1

Click on this map to see all of the 19 Illinois cities that made the Neighborhood Scout list:

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