Carmel named safest suburban city


By Amanda Foust

Carmel has been named the safest suburb in the country, according to a real estate blog.

Movoto Blog poured over crime data for more than 100 suburbs to determine which suburban areas in America still remain safe bets for your home and family.

According to the recent real estate blog survey, Carmel was named America’s safest suburb with Fishers ranked No. 2.

The latest news release said that the survey conducted was based on FBI crime statistics, the honor on actual crimes reported, and the low odds of being a victim of a crime in Carmel.

Movoto Blog is a real estate blog known for leading a variety of surveys comparing American cities.


The blog reported, “When it comes to the reasons people relocate from big cities to the suburbs, crime is right up there with housing costs, traffic, and overcrowding as major motivators.”

Mayor Jim Brainard gave credit to Carmel Police Department as well as the role of local citizens who watch their neighborhoods.

He said, “Our police department works hard to keep our neighborhoods safe so that our residents feel comfortably safe when they take an evening stroll or walk their dogs in the morning.”

Also according to the survey, “Carmel saw a total of 819 crimes in 2012, with only 11 of them violent and 808 property-related. None of the violent crimes were murders and most were robberies. The city’s most-committed property crime was theft, accounting for 649 of the 808 total.”

Big city crime has not made its presence known in Carmel and out of all the suburbs in America, Movoto believes Carmel can sleep the most soundly.

The survey results can be found at


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