Whether it be protection from crime, dangerous weather, or financial instability, safety is a top concern for many when finding a new city to call home.
WalletHub, a personal finance company, updated its “Safest Cities in America” list by comparing 182 cities in the U.S. across 41 safety-related metrics. Some of the metrics used in the study included the number of mass shootings, assaults per capita and traffic fatalities.
The 41 safety metrics were compiled into three categories: home and community safety, natural disaster risk and financial safety. They were graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the “safest” city.
California’s largest cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento received relatively poor marks.
Here is where California’s largest cities ranked
174th: Los Angeles
153rd: San Francisco
69th: San Diego
San Bernardino, once again, was the lowest-ranked California city on the list. The city earned the 180th spot.
Researchers found that Nashua, New Hampshire, was the “safest” city in the nation, earning 86 points overall.
The complete study can be viewed here.