Gilbert Among 2018’s Safest Cities

Gilbert, Arizona [Photo from the City of Gilbert]

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 AmericaLeast Safe Cities in America
1Columbia, MD173Jackson, MS
2South Burlington, VT174Los Angeles, CA
3Plano, TX175Wichita, KS
4Virginia Beach, VA176Oklahoma City, OK
5Warwick, RI177Detroit, MI
6Gilbert, AZ178Little Rock, AR
7Yonkers, NY179Baton Rouge, LA
8Bismarck, ND180San Bernardino, CA
9Nashua, NH181Fort Lauderdale, FL
10Boise, ID182St. Louis, MO

Safest vs. Least Safe

  • Irvine, California, 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, 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.

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