With only 38% of Americans “very” confident they can protect themselves from COVID-19 when they go out in public, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Safest Cities in America.
To determine where Americans can feel most protected against life’s hazards, including nonphysical forms of danger, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 44 key metrics. The data set ranges from COVID-19 deaths in the past week per capita and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and road quality.
Safety in New York (1=Safest, 91=Avg.):
- 1st – Traffic Fatalities per Capita
- 1st – Law-Enforcement Employees per Capita
- 89th – Assaults per Capita
- 138th – Hate Crimes per Capita
- 167th – Unemployment Rate
- 104th – % of Households with Emergency Savings
- 59th – % of Uninsured Population
- 34th – Natural-Disaster Risk Level
- 42nd – Avg. COVID-19 Deaths in the Past Week Per Capita