The 17 least safe cities in America

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  • A new ranking from Wallet Hub listed the safest and least safe
    cities in America.
  • The least safe cities missed the mark when it came to community
    safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety.

Some cities in the US miss the mark when it comes to safety.

Personal-finance site Wallet Hub recently published its list of
the safest
and least safe cities in the United States
, and the ones at the
bottom of the list scored poorly in several key areas.

The ranking compared safety metrics in 182 American cities —
the 150 most populated in the country, as well as 32 more to ensure
that each state had two representatives on the list.

It assigned ratings to each city in 39 different safety metrics,
broken down into three major groups and weighted for
importance:

  • The highest-weighted category was home and community
    safety
    , including the presence of terrorist attacks,
    number of mass shootings, and rates of murder, rape, theft,
    assault, and hate crimes
  • The second most-weighted category was natural disaster
    risk
    , including the risk levels of earthquakes,
    hurricanes, floods, hail, tornadoes, and wildfires (in some cities,
    data was unavailable in this category)
  • The third most-weighted category was financial
    safety
    , including rates of unemployment, poverty,
    foreclosures, job security, fraud complaints, and identify-theft
    complaints

You can read more about the methodology
here
.

Read on to see which cities were deemed the least safe in
America.

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17. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Total score: 62.94

Home and community safety ranking: 133

Natural disaster risk ranking: N/A

Financial safety ranking: 28

16. St. Petersburg, Florida

Total score: 62.69

Home and community safety ranking: 110

Natural disaster risk ranking: N/A

Financial safety ranking: 122

15. Las Vegas, Nevada

Total score: 62.54

Home and community safety ranking: 167

Natural disaster risk ranking: 96

Financial safety ranking: 152


See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
The 17 least safe cities in America