Cape Coral among safest cities in United States

December 14, 2017 3:27 pm

Cape Coral is among the safest cities in the United States. That is according to a new report.

The Waterfront Wonderland came 22nd in 2017’s Safest Cities in America report from financial website, WalletHub.

To determine where Americans can feel most secure WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 180 cities across 35 key indicators of safety. These ranged from crime rates to the chance of work and road safety.

Cape Coral fifth for Home & Community Safety

Cape Coral had a total score of 82.45, while the top city, Nashua, in New Hampshire, scored 87.36.

It was ranked fifth for Home & Community Safety, 111th for natural disaster risk and 120 for financial safety.

People can feel unsafe in many ways, says WalletHub. “Besides the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger.

“No one can avoid all danger, however, and we take on a certain level of risk based on where we choose to live.”

WalletHub’s analysts compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, across three key dimensions: 1) Home & Community Safety, 2) Financial Safety, and 3) Natural-Disaster Risk.

There are 35 relevant metrics, which are each graded on a 100-point scale. A score of 100 represents the highest level of safety.

The site then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its total score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining our sample, we considered only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area.