Study finds St. Pete among least safe cities in America

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TAMPA (WFLA) — A study found St. Petersburg among the 15 least safe cities in America in 2019, even more dangerous than Chicago.

WalletHub said their study compared more than 182 cities across 41 indicators of safety. The data set ranges from assaults per capita, unemployment rate, road quality, and more.

St. Petersburg ranked 168 out of the 182 cities examined.

Other notable cities:

  • 1. Columbia, Maryland (safest)
  • 90. Tampa, Florida
  • 113. New York City
  • 124. Jacksonville, Florida
  • 130. Chicago
  • 131. Miami, Florida
  • 171. Los Angeles
  • 182. St. Louis, Missouri (most dangerous)

For the full report, click here.


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