In order to determine the safest states in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 55 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. Our data set ranges from the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated to assaults per capita and the unemployment rate.What are the safest cities in the United States?
Columbia, Maryland, ranked as the safest city in the country, while St. Louis, Missouri, ranked as the least safe city.How did WalletHub measure the operating efficiency of US cities?
Using that approach, WalletHub compared the operating efficiency of 150 of the largest U.S. cities to reveal which among them are managed best. We constructed a “Quality of Services” score made up of 38 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.