Roommates, when you think of what may be the most dangerous city in America, which city comes to mind? According to a study by WalletHub, Fort Lauderdale is apparently the least safe city in the U.S.
To come to this conclusion, WalletHub compared 182 cities on their home and community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety.
They state the following on their website: “To determine where Americans can feel most secure — in more than one sense — WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from COVID-19 cases in the past seven days per 100,000 residents and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and road quality.”
Other metrics that were considered in their findings include mass shootings, murders per capita, rapes per capita, thefts per capita, sex offenders per capita, law-enforcement employees per capita and firefighters per capita.
If Fort Lauderdale is your city and you’re feeling a way about this study, you’re not alone as the city’s mayor, Dean Trantalis, does not agree with the study’s findings.
“Much of the data being used in the Wallethub survey has little to do with safety. A closer look at the metrics reveals that cities are being judged on extraneous criteria including road conditions, retirement plan participation, credit scores, debt-to-income ratios, and poverty rates,” Mayor Trantalis said in an emailed statement to CBS4. “Fort Lauderdale’s crime rates are much lower than many of the cities listed in the survey, and we are proud of the work our Police Department is doing keeping our city safe for residents and visitors.”
WalletHub ranks Columbia, Maryland as the safest city in America. What are your thoughts on this study Roommates?
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