The team at commissioned a study to determine where in America residents feel the safest, and Owatonna cracked top five.

Long gone are the days when most of America felt trusting and safe enough to leave their doors at home unlocked, but Owatonna fared well when it came to hanging on to that sense of security.

The folks at surveyed 3,000 residents across the U.S. and came up with these results, regarding where people feel the most confident about leaving their doors unlocked at night.

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America's Most Trusting Towns

  1. Hollister, California
  2. Madison, Mississippi
  3. New Braunfels, Texas
  4. Owatonna, Minnesota
  5. Barnstable, Massachusetts
  6. Middletown Township, New Jersey
  7. West Des Moines, Iowa
  8. Bristol, Rhode Island
  9. Brookings, South Dakota
  10. Concord, North Carolina

The only only other Minnesota to make the Top-60 was Chanhassen at #41.

Of Owatonna, the report says, "Its safety a product of community bonds and vigilant protectors of peace. Here, the crime rate is comfortably lower than other cities of its size, fostering a warmth that extends beyond the friendly "Minnesota Nice."

You can see the full report here, including expanded national results.

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