Holly Springs ranked second on the 50 Safest Cities in N.C. list compiled by the home security business SafeWise.
SafeWise used 2012 violent crime and property crime numbers reported to the FBI and calculated rates per 1,000 population for each.
Holly Springs was tops among four Wake County municipalities on the list. Apex, Morrisville and Cary ranked fourth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
The rankings include towns with populations over 5,000 that reported crime statistics to the FBI.