Study releases list of safest cities in NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Elon and Archdale are among the safest cities in North Carolina, according to research by SafeWise.com.

The website compiled a list of the 50 safest cities in the state and Elon was ranked at number three.

Archdale came in at number 15.

Pinehurst came in at number one, followed by Holly Springs.

Other cities in the Piedmont that made the list were Mocksville at number 26, Kernersville at 32, King at 33, Lexington at 44 and Mebane at 50.

The website went through the FBI's violent and property crime data to determine what North Carolina cities in 2012 were the safest.

All the research was gathered on cities with a population of more than 5,000. Not all cities were reviewed by the FBI.

The top 10 list:

1. Pinehurst
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .79
Property Crimes per 1,000: .39

2. Holly Springs
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .54
Property Crimes per 1,000: 1.94

3. Elon
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .41
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.28

4. Apex
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .84
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.25

5. Winterville
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.15
Property Crimes per 1,000: 1.99

6. Morrisville
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .56
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.78

7. Stallings
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .70
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.73

8. Cary
Violent Crimes per 1,000: .81
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.62

9. Black Mountain
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.12
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.98

10. Wake Forest
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.56
Property Crimes per 1,000: 3.60

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