A Triangle town with a history of promoting itself as a safe place to live was the only place in North Carolina named in a recent list of the top-100 safest cities in America.
The western Wake County town of Cary came in at No. 40 in the report, produced by the National Council for Home Safety based on FBI and local crime reports.
The town of about 160,000 residents came in 15th for having 51 violent crimes per 100,000 people and 52nd for 1,187 property crimes per 100,000 people, according to the report.
The results weren’t as illustrious as some have been for Cary over the years.
After analyzing 2012 FBI data, Cary officials claimed the town had the lowest crime rate in the nation among cities of similar size. On its website, Cary touts a sense of security, saying it “continually ranks as one of the top 20 safest large cities nationally and the safest in the Southeast.”