Gilbert, Arizona is among 2018’s Safest Cities in America. That is according to a survey by WalletHub, which compared more than 180 U.S.cities across 39 key metrics
The survey aimed to determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards,including nonphysical forms of danger. WalletHub’s data set ranges from assaults per ca pita to unemployment rate to road quality.
|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, California, has the
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, Nebraska, has among the fewest pedestrian fatalities (per 100,000 residents), 0.36, which is 18.6 times fewer than in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the city with the most at 6.71.