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 America||Least Safe Cities in America|
|1. Columbia, MD||173. Chattanooga, TN|
|2. South Burlington, VT||174. Oklahoma City, OK|
|3. Plano, TX||175. Memphis, TN|
|4. Nashua, NH||176. Baton Rouge, LA|
|5. Lewiston, ME||177. Jackson, MS|
|6. Burlington, VT||178. Detroit, MI|
|7. Salem, OR||179. Birmingham, AL|
|8. Virginia Beach, VA||180. San Bernardino, CA|
|9. Raleigh, NC||181. St. Louis, MO|
|10. Gilbert, AZ||182. Fort Lauderdale, FL|
To see how Worcester compared to other cities in New England and across the country, scroll the map below: