Nobody wants to live in an area that isn’t safe, and when picking a neighborhood, safety is probably one of the most important things on a family’s must-have list. It’s no secret that some areas of the country are safer than others, but which ones are the safest out there?
WalletHub has come out with their list of the Safest Cities in America, and they weren’t just looking at crime rates. The site judged 180 cities across 39 key indicators of safety, including home and community safety, which includes things like assaults, thefts and hate crimes per capita, as well as natural disaster risk and financial safety, which includes unemployment and poverty rates, as well as the number of uninsured people in the area.
So with all that, the city deemed the safest in the U.S. is Columbia, Maryland, which scored an 85.98 out of 100, ranking fourth for home and community safety, and in the 30s for financial safety. Meanwhile, Plano, Texas ranks third overall on the list, but they are tops when it comes to home and community safety.
Ten Safest Cities In America
South Burlington, VT
On the flipside, St. Louis, Missouri was deemed the least safe city in the country with a score of just 44.47 out of 100, with the area getting particularly low marks for home and community safety, as well as financial safety.
Ten Least Safe Cities In America
St. Louis, MO
Fort Lauderdale, FL
San Bernardino, CA
Baton Rouge, LA
Little Rock, AR
Oklahoma City, OK
Los Angeles, CA