Home sweet home. Are you lucky enough to live in a community where you don’t have to lock your doors at night or need to worry about your kids playing in the street out front of your house?
With fears of falling victim to cybercrime, identity theft and home burglaries topping the list of crime worries among Americans, according to the most recent Gallup polls. To help you decide on where you might feel safest living the website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018’s Safest Cities in America
Are you living among the top of the list or are you in the bottom? Maybe you are thinking of relocating to a safer haven than where you are living presently. Perhaps your beloved parents are residing in a neighborhood that isn’t on the top of your list for where they should be calling home.
Whatever the reason it may be in your best interest to check out where the safest cities in America are presently and reconsider where you want to live.
To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including nonphysical forms of danger, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 39 key metrics. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to road quality.
Here is the list:
|Safest Cities in America||Least Safe Cities in America|
|1||Columbia, MD||173||Jackson, MS|
|2||South Burlington, VT||174||Los Angeles, CA|
|3||Plano, TX||175||Wichita, KS|
|4||Virginia Beach, VA||176||Oklahoma City, OK|
|5||Warwick, RI||177||Detroit, MI|
|6||Gilbert, AZ||178||Little Rock, AR|
|7||Yonkers, NY||179||Baton Rouge, LA|
|8||Bismarck, ND||180||San Bernardino, CA|
|9||Nashua, NH||181||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|10||Boise, ID||182||St. Louis, MO|
Safest vs. Least Safe
- Irvine, Calif., has the fewest aggravated assault incidents (per 100,000 residents), 23.90, which is 63.6 times fewer than in Detroit, the city with the most at 1,519.55.
- Yonkers, New York, has the fewest thefts (per 1,000 residents), 11.38, which is eight times fewer than in Springfield, Missouri, the city with the most at 90.80.
- Washington has the most law-enforcement employees (per 100,000 residents), 645, which is 5.9 times more than in Irvine, California, the city with the fewest at 109.
- Lincoln, Neb., has among the fewest pedestrian fatalities (per 100,000 residents), 0.36, which is 18.6 times fewer than in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the city with the most at 6.71.
Now that you have read the list of where the safest cities in America are located will you start packing up your valuables and taking a chance to relocate? Before you make any rash decisions be sure you to check out the entire scene from job market to schools and beyond. It would be wise to have a job in place before you move, as well as to hire a qualified real estate agent to help you find the perfect home for you and your family.
To read the full report and your city’s rank, please click here.