WORCESTER - The city of Worcester is in the Top 20 in this year's list of the safest cities in America.
On Tuesday, WalletHub released their 2021's Safest Cities in America report -- a comparison of more than 180 cities across dozens of safety metrics.
SEE THE MAP BELOW: 2021 Safest Cities in America
WalletHub's data defines city safety as the quality of the protection of its residents and includes a series of safety issues, including COVID-19 deaths in the past week per capita, assaults per capita, unemployment rate and road quality.
Worcester ranks #18 overall in WalletHub's list, higher than Providence (#39) and Boston (#54). Worcester's high ranking is in large thanks to its overall high rankings for lack of risk for a natural disaster and its low percentage of uninsured residents.
|Safest Cities in America||Least Safe Cities in America|
|1. Columbia, MD||173. Lubbock, TX|
|2. South Burlington, VT||174. St. Petersburg, FL|
|3. Nashua, NH||175. Anchorage, AK|
|4. Yonkers, NY||176. Birmingham, AL|
|5. Madison, WI||177. Baton Rouge, LA|
|6. Portland, ME||178. Memphis, TN|
|7. Warwick, RI||179. Oklahoma City, OK|
|8. Raleigh, NC||180. San Bernardino, CA|
|9. Burlington, VT||181. Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|10. Winston-Salem, NC||182. St. Louis, MO|
To see how Worcester compared to other cities in New England and across the country, scroll the map below: