According to the magazine's research, Colorado Springs ranked at No. 8 while Aurora came in at No. 9.
Forbes Magazine ranked the cities based on their violent crime rates as reported by the FBI and their traffic fatality rate given to them by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They researched 72 cities in all. They only looked at cities with a population more than 250,000.
Colorado Springs has a car-fatality rank of No. 11 while their violent-crime rank is No. 18. Aurora has a car-fatality rank of No. 18 and a violent-crime rank of No. 12.
For a complete explanation of the method Forbes Magazine used and where other cities in the United States ranked, visit the Forbes Magazine website, http://www.forbes.com/pictures/egim45edhe/1-plano-texas/#gallerycontent.
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