WalletHub.com Names St. Louis Least Safe City In United States

The study found that while St. Louis tied with several other cities (including Washington, D.C., Detroit, Kansas City, Newark, and Chicago) for employing the most police officers per capita, it also tied with some other cities (Kansas City, Detroit, Little Rock, Memphis) for having the most violent assaults.

The least safe city in the United States is St. Louis, according to a study released by WalletHub.com Monday morning.

The financial website says that out of 182 cities in the U.S., St. Louis is the worst when it comes to personal, community, and financial safety. WalletHub says that its study also examined "natural disaster risk", but St. Louis did not factor any kind of risk from natural disasters.

The study found that while St. Louis tied with several other cities (including Washington, D.C., Detroit, Kansas City, Newark, and Chicago) for employing the most police officers per capita, it also tied with some other cities (Kansas City, Detroit, Little Rock, Memphis) for having the most violent assaults.

St. Louis also ranked 160th among the 182 cities for "financial safety".

The bottom five of WalletHub's study also includes Fort Lauderdale, FL, San Bernardino, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Little Rock.

The five safest cities according to WalletHub were Columbia, MD, South Burlington, VT, Plano, TX, Virginia Beach, and Warwick, RI.

WalletHub says that the study looked at, "39 key indicators of safety," ranging, "from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to road quality."

For more information on the study, click here.

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