Worcester Ranked Among Top 25 Safest Cities in America

by | Nov 30, 2020 | Headlines, News, Worcester Ranks

WORCESTER – The City of Worcester has cracked the Top 25 in the latest list of the safest cities in America.

On Monday, WalletHub released their 2020’s Safest Cities in America report — a comparison of more than 180 cities across dozens of safety metrics.

SEE THE MAP BELOW: 2020 Safest Cities in America

WalletHub’s data covered COVID-19 cases, public safety, financial security and quality of infrastructure.

Worcester ranked #22 overall in WalletHub’s list and significantly higher than Boston (#141). Worcester’s high ranking is in large thanks to its overall high rankings for lack of risk for a natural disaster and its public safety operations.

Safest Cities in AmericaLeast Safe Cities in America
1. Columbia, MD173. Chattanooga, TN
2. South Burlington, VT174. Oklahoma City, OK
3. Plano, TX175. Memphis, TN
4. Nashua, NH176. Baton Rouge, LA
5. Lewiston, ME177. Jackson, MS
6. Burlington, VT178. Detroit, MI
7. Salem, OR179. Birmingham, AL
8. Virginia Beach, VA180. San Bernardino, CA
9. Raleigh, NC181. St. Louis, MO
10. Gilbert, AZ182. Fort Lauderdale, FL

To see how Worcester compared to other cities in New England and across the country, scroll the map below:

Source: WalletHub

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]