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Where is the safest place to live in the United States?

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The safest city in the United States, based on its local crime rates, is Franklin, Mass. Franklin is located near Dover, Medfield and Norfolk. An average of 0.37 crimes per 1,000 residents occur in Franklin every year, as of September 2014.

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Where is the safest place to live in the United States?
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In 2013 Franklin had no murders, one rape, two robberies and nine assaults. This is in comparison to the 14,827 murders, 84,376 rapes, 354,522 robberies and 760,739 assaults in the United States. Compared to the U.S. average, zero people out of 1,000 is the average for murder in Franklin, while the U.S. number is about 0.05 per 1,000 people. The safest neighborhood in Franklin is near Elm Street and Lincoln Street.

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