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 among four Wake County municipalities in the top 10. 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.