People want to feel safe where they live, that is a fact. If you don't feel safe where you live it can have negative consequences on your life and health, but if you feel safe where you live the opposite if true, you'll sleep pretty well, and won't worry too much about letting your kids go outside and play. In the most recent list of safest cities in the US Minnesota had 7 cities make the list of top-100 safe cities in the US, according to CCTVCameraWorld.com, which used FBI crime stats to determine which US cities out of 7,000 cities worth of data was indeed the safest. One city in Minnesota even made the top-25 and it's located less than 30 miles from Faribault, and 55 miles from Minneapolis.

The list, which was put together by CCTVCameraWorld.com, took the most recent FBI data and calculated the safest towns in the US. According to a press release about the list "The rankings were based on the total crime rate in 7,000 cities across the country. The total crime rate is all crimes such as violent crimes (murder, rape, assault, etc.) as well as property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson)."

So what Minnesota cities made the top-100 safest cities list? We will start with the highest ranking, closer to #100, and work our way to the safest Minnesota city on the list.

#97 Winnebago, Minnesota

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Winnebago is located in Faribault County, and according to the most recent FBI crime data had a total crime rate in 2020 of 150.38 per 100,000 people. That was good for the 97th safest city in the US.

#86 Nisswa, Minnesota

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Nisswa is located in Crow Wing County, in the heart of Central Minnesota and the lakes region. According to the most recent FBI crime data had a total crime rate in 2020 of 142.05 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 86th safest city in the US.

#53 Battle Lake, Minnesota

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Battle Lake is located in Otter Tail County and is another city in Minnesota that is in the heart of the Central Minnesota lakes area. According to the most recent FBI crime data had a total crime rate in 2020 of 106.95 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 53rd safest city in the US.

#49 Benson, Minnesota

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Benson is located in Swift County in Western Minnesota along Highway 12. According to the most recent FBI crime data had a total crime rate in 2020 of 99.27 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 49th safest city in the US.

#42 Atwater, Minnesota

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Atwater is located in Kandiyohi County also along Highway 12. According to the most recent FBI crime data had a total crime rate in 2020 of 89.53 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 42nd safest city in the US.

#29 Barnesville, Minnesota

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Barnesville is located up in Clay County in far northwestern Minnesota near the North Dakota border. According to the FBI data Barnesville had a total crime rate in 2020 of 76.75 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 29th safest city in the US.

#23 Montgomery, Minnesota

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Montgomery is located in LeSueur County in South Central Minnesota. According to the 2020 FBI data, Montgomery had a total crime rate in 2020 of 65.34 per 100,000 people. Which translated into the 23rd safest city in the US.

If you were wondering what the top-10 safe US cities were according to this list, those were:

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