New York is the only state without an overall best hospital rankings.
However, we did rank New York as the most livable city in the country, with its suburbs becoming more diverse.
And, despite the city’s reputation for gentrification, our data shows that New York City remains one of the safest cities in the world.
While New York has become a hotbed for crime and drug use, our research found that crime rates have fallen significantly over the past decade, which is a big deal.
New York also had the lowest crime rate in the United States last year, so the city is a very safe place to live.
We ranked New York first for livability based on six factors, including its high crime rate, low unemployment rate, safe neighborhoods, low health care costs, and quality of life.
We also looked at five other factors that New Yorkers care about: education, safety, livability, and access to services.
Here are our top 10 safest cities: City Rank Crime Rate % of population in poverty 1 New York 3.0% 2 Miami-Dade County 3.2% 3 Queens-Midtown 3.1% 4 Long Island City 3.3% 5 Rochester, New York 2.9% 6 Westchester County 2.7% 7 Rockland County 2,829,723 7.5% 8 Westchester, New New York 1,926,902 11.2