Chandler Ranked 5th Safest City in the U.S. to Raise a Family ranked Chandler the 5th safest city in the U.S. to raise a family, with a population of 250,000 or higher.  Factors that contributed to Chandler’s ranking in this survey include its low crime and vehicle mortality rate, relatively high air quality, and strong educational values.

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Below is the methodology used for their rankings:

GoodCall® analysts considered four different metrics to determine the rankings for Safest Cities to Raise a Family: crime rate, vehicle safety, air quality, and educational attainment.

The metrics were each given different weight, with crime rate weighted the highest. Here’s a look at the full methodology:

Crime: The number of crime incidents per 1,000 residents, as reported in the FBI 2015 Crime in the United States, accounted for 30% of the score. Analysts used data from the metropolitan statistical area if city data was not available.

Vehicle Safety: The rate of vehicle deaths per 100,000 residents, in data from the 2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System, weighed 25%.

Air Quality: An area’s air quality, reported as the number of PM2.5MM particles in the air from the 2015 EPA Air Quality Index, made up 25% of the score. Analysts used core-based statistical area data or county data if city data was not available.

Community Educational Values: The area’s education attainment made up a total of 20%. One-third of that score is the percentage of residents age 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and two-thirds is the percentage of residents age 25 and older with a high school diploma or higher. That data came from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2015 1-year estimates.