With fears of falling victim to cybercrime and mass shootings topping the list of crime worries among Americans, according to the most recent Gallup polls, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017’s Safest Cities in America.
To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including nonphysical forms of danger, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 35 key metrics broken down into three categories: home and community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety. They weighted each category and gave every city a score from 1 to 100. WalletHub analysts considered only the city proper, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area, and based its rankings on data from federal agencies, realty websites, and various nonprofit organizations.
None of Alabama’s four largest cities broke the top 100 safest citiest on WalletHub’s list.
Here’s how Alabama cities ranked:
- Home and Community Safety Rank: 106
- Financial Safety Rank: 172
- Natural Disaster Risk Rank: 189
- Home and Community Safety Rank: 107
- Financial Safety Rank: 86
- Natural Disaster Risk Rank: 142
- Home and Community Safety Rank: 118
- Financial Safety Rank: 156
- Natural Disaster Risk Rank: 107
- Home and Community Safety Rank: 126
- Financial Safety Rank: 177
- Natural Disaster Risk Rank: 135