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This Is America's Least Safe City

St. Louis is at the bottom of the list for 2019
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2019 1:19 PM CST
These Are the Safest, Least Safe US Cities
The Gateway Arch casts a shadow over its new entrance, renovated grounds and the city skyline below Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

If "safety" is at the top of your list when it comes to requirements for your a place to live, don't move to St. Louis. That city is at the bottom of the list of 182 cities across the US evaluated by WalletHub and ranked from safest to least safe. The site used 41 metrics related to home and community safety (presence or lack of terrorist attacks; number of mass shootings and other types of crimes; number of first responders; number of deaths from other causes including drug poisonings and traffic accidents, etc.), natural disaster risk, and financial safety (unemployment and underemployment rate, poverty rate, foreclosure rate, and more). The top 10 safest cities for 2019:

  1. Columbia, MD
  2. Yonkers, NY
  3. Plano, TX
  4. Gilbert, AZ
  5. South Burlington, VT
  6. Virginia Beach, VA
  7. Bismarck, ND
  8. Nashua, NH
  9. Chandler, AZ
  10. Warwick, RI
Read on for the bottom 10.

The least safe cities for this year;

  1. St. Louis, MO
  2. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  3. San Bernardino, CA
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Baton Rouge, LA
  6. Little Rock, AR
  7. Birmingham, AL
  8. Oklahoma City, OK
  9. Memphis, TN
  10. Jackson, MS
See the complete list at WalletHub. (Or check out the "darkest corners of America.")

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