Today in the city Las Vegas 22.08.2019

The 17 least safe cities in America

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.
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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
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