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Frequently asked questions

  • Why build Safe Score?
    POM Safe is focused on the safety of people everywhere. While we've set out to build products such as POM Safe and POM Tracer, we also want to contribute our knowledge and capabilities to the betterment of all. A safer world means better lives for all of us, we firmly believe in this cause.
  • What crimes are covered?
    While each City may have variances with how crimes are categorized, we’ve taken a particular focus on violent crime data, property crime data, aggravated assault, burglaries, motor vehicle theft, sexual assault, rape, and other crimes that affect safety in 5 different ways.
  • Where are we getting our data?
    We have partnered with CrimeoMeter, a crime API data provider. CrimeoMeter currently provides data for over 42,000 cities with updated real-time crime data. We’re using the CrimeoMeter API to frequently pull reported crime updates that are used in each of our city reports across America.
  • What did you learn from building this?
    There are two primary sources of government crime statistics, the FBI with the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) which compiles data reported by residents across the US. While both provide insight on current crime data, it’s not a full picture that you can easily identify the safest large cities vs unsafest. Basically, it’s still a complex task to compile safety scores in a consistent and intuitive manner.

The POM Safe Score 5-Point System

With the goal of making it easier to understand your personal safety and the violent crime rate for different activities, we’ve developed 5 unique scores designed for modern life.

Outdoor Activities

This covers such activities as running, cycling, walking, going out to parks, or hiking. Violent crimes that are associated with these activities include sexual assault, aggravated assault, simple assault, and rape. We combine these types of reported crimes and calculate this against the total reported population to determine a crime score index that is ranked on a 1 to 10 score. 1 being minimal risk, 10 being the highest risk.

Woman Running and Staying Safe
Night Out Safety
Night Out & Leisure

Typical crimes that are associated with bars, evenings outdoors, dates and clubs are robbery, intimidation, DUI, Disorderly Conduct, and Purse Snatching. We combine these types of reported crimes which can vary by type for each city and calculate the score against the total population. Much like outdoor activities, we rank 1 as the lowest risk, 10 as the highest.


Family-related crimes see the biggest variance across cities in how they are categorized. We have combined crimes that are more frequently reported in the suburbs, with a specific focus on family offenses, domestic abuse, child abuse, and in some cases, weapons violations. We take these scores, calculate against the reported population, and determine risk using our ranking from 1 to 10.

Keeping the family safe
Home and Vehicle Crime is up across the US
Home & Vehicle

Commonly the highest number of reports across the united states are crimes related to motor vehicles and property. We’ve combined a number of these reported crime types, and have calculated a score that presents the property crime rate taking into account the crime score index and common crime statistics that result in a ranking from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest risk, 10 being the highest.


While it's a given to say all crimes can have an effect on the community, we define certain crime activities for the Community Score. Crimes such as forgery, shoplifting, drug and weapon violations have the largest impact on community resources.

Community Safety Crime Reporting

Finally, when it comes to the crime data itself, a few things surprised us.

  • Property Crimes such as Property/Larceny and Theft are by far the highest reported crimes, throughout the US.
  • When it comes to violent crimes, aggravated assault is typically the highest reported crime, with intimidation frequently not far behind.
  • We’ve found huge variances in the types of reported sexual violent crimes, with some cities listing Sexual Offense/All Other instead of Rape in some instances – we’ve had our work cut out for us to normalize this data across cities.

We Need Your Help!

POM Safe Score is a project of passion. Our belief that by giving people the tools to be aware of their surroundings and to protect themselves we can fight back against those that mean to harm us. Can you take a moment and give us a vote or comment on Product Hunt or follow us on the socials? This helps us build awareness and help more people. 

Cheers! -POM Team

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