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St. Louis named 'most dangerous' city in new ranking from WalletHub

St. Louis came at the very bottom of the list of 182 cities
Credit: 5 On Your Side

ST. LOUIS — A new ranking from personal finance website WalletHub has named St. Louis as the most dangerous city in America. But this one isn’t just about the crime rates.

WalletHub compared 182 cities across three main categories: home and community safety, natural-disaster risk and financial safety. From there, 41 sub-categories were used to evaluate each city’s safety score.

Out of the 182 cities included in the ranking, here’s how St. Louis landed:

  • 179th – Traffic fatalities per capita
  • 174th – Assaults per capita
  • 113th – Hate crimes per capita
  • 92nd – Unemployment rate
  • 82nd – Percent of households with emergency savings
  • 121st – Percent of uninsured population

Here are the 10 least safe cities in America, according to the ranking:

173. Jackson, Mississippi
174. Memphis, Tennessee
175. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
176. Birmingham, Alabama
177. Little Rock, Arkansas
178. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
179. Detroit, Michigan
180. San Bernardino, California
181. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
182. St. Louis, Missouri

These are the 10 safest cities in America, according to the WalletHub ranking:

1. Columbia, Maryland
2. Yonkers, New York
3. Plano, Texas
4. Gilbert, Arizona
5. South Burlington, Vermont
6. Virginia Beach, Virginia
7. Bismarck, North Dakota
8. Nashua, New Hampshire
9. Chandler, Arizona
10. Warwick, Rhode Island

You can see the full report from WalletHub including more on how the ranking was put together by clicking here.

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