Safety is a big concern for someone who is looking to move, start a family and more. It's probably the most important concern to anyone I know when looking for a place to live. According to a recent best cities for families list from, one Colorado city gets top honors.

Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock
Hemera Technologies, ThinkStock

According to this list, Thornton, which is a part of the Denver metro area has the lowest crime rates in the country with only 244 violent and property crimes per 100,000 people.

On the list, this is how Northern Colorado ranked in "family friendley:

Fort Collins ranked 362nd

Loveland ranked 120th

Greeley ranked 230th

Longmont ranked 249th

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