Over 180 US Cities Ranked By Safety
(RepublicanPress.org) – Politico recently conducted a poll asking voters about what issues are most important to them heading into the midterm elections. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 60% said crime was on the ballot. A whopping 88% of respondents believe violent crime is growing worse, or at least not improving, across the US. This is making safety a key concern for many Americans.
On October 10, WalletHub posted 182 of the safest cities in the US. However, the website didn’t just focus on crime. It ranked the cities based on a variety of factors, including crime, accidents, weather, and COVID-19. Using 42 “indicators of safety,” the site determined Columbia, Maryland, had the best score on the list, whereas St. Louis, Missouri, had the worst.
WalletHub looked at 182 cities nationwide, ranking them based on home and community safety, natural-disaster risk, and financial safety.https://t.co/MXf57HPIXH
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) October 11, 2022
The factors used were broken down into three categories: home and community safety, financial security, and natural disaster risk. The higher the score, the better the city fared. Four contenders behind the Maryland region included:
- Nashua, New Hampshire
- Laredo, Texas
- Portland, Maine
- Warwick, Rhode Island
Those that fell to the bottom with St. Louis were:
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- San Bernardino, California
- Detroit, Michigan
The study did not include any surrounding cities, suburbs, or urban areas near the metropolitan areas, but solely focused on the cities themselves. Chicago and New York City, which get a lot of attention about crime rates, ranked at 133 and 127 out of 182, respectively. The lower down the list an area falls, the less safe it is, according to the WalletHub data.
What do you think the US can do to improve the safety scores of cities across the nation?
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