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Forbes Picks Safest Cities in U.S.

Forbes Magazine jumps into the fray once again with their list of "America's Safest Cities." Violent crime, workplace deaths, fatal crashes and natural disasters are all a part of the data considered.

Minneapolis tops the list.

"The Milwaukee metro area, buoyed by the lowest natural disaster risk of the cities we considered, ranks second. The Portland, Ore.,metro, which boasts the lowest crime rate, places third. Boston and Seattle are tied for fourth. Both benefit from low traffic fatality rates--Boston's is the lowest on our list, and Seattle's is the eighth-lowest. This is largely because they boast two of the most user-friendly mass transit systems in the country."

Full Story: America's Safest Cities



Another dumb list

I have a lot of problems with this list. It ranks metro areas but the risk factors would vary a lot depending on where in the areas you live and work. Crime is lower in Schamburg or Gross Pointe than the South Side of Chicago or inner city Detroit. Risk of flooding or wild fires may be high in some parts of a city and very low in others. These are important factors to understand but this is useless....more of my thoughts on my blog: http://tinyurl.com/yzefwpr


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