Fremont named nation’s 2nd Safest City

Judging by past comments, many of you rightly take those many annual “Best of Cities” lists with a grain of salt — or even outright mockery. But one list recently announced is one worth taking seriously — Top 20 Safest Cities in the U.S.

Fremont came in 2nd, behind Irvine, Calif.

BusinessInsider.com looked at FBI crimes statistics for cities with at least 200,000 people. Here’s the list:

1. Irvine, Calif.

2. Fremont

3. Plano, Texas

4. Madison, Wisconsin

5. Irving, Texas

6. Scottsdale, Arizona

7. Boise, Idaho

8. Henderson, Nevada

9. Chandler, Arizona

10. Chula Vista, Calif.

11. Hialeah, Florida

12. Virginia Beach, Virginia

13. Garland, Texas

14. El Paso, Texas

15. Fontana, Calif.

16. Oxnard, Calif.

17. Reno, Nevada

18. Chesapeake, Virginia

19. Laredo, Texas

20. San Diego, Calif.

There’s plenty of good news for Fremont for being included on that list. If it’s accurate, then Fremont parents and grandparents can rest a little easier when their loved ones are out and about. Also, it will, in ways big and small, help improve home values.

Fremont on a positive national list with Irvine, Reno and Boise — that’s good. The bad news is, the city’s on the same list as places like Irvine, Reno and Boise.

Kidding aside, do you agree with this list? Do you feel safe in Fremont?


Chris DeBenedetti

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