Where are the most “secure places” in the nation to live? The annual Farmers Insurance Group of Companies ranked nearly 400 communities based on safety and security in its eighth annual study on the “most secure places to live for 2011.”
The rankings take into account such factors as crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, terrorist threats, environmental hazards, life expectancy, mortality rates from cancer and motor vehicle accidents, and job loss numbers.
According to the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, here are the most secure places to live among large metro areas with populations of 500,000 or more:
1. Pittsburgh, Pa.
2. Rochester, N.Y.
3. El Paso, Texas
4. Syracuse, N.Y.
5. Bethesda-Gaithersburg–Frederick, Md.
6. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
7. Wichita, Kan.
8. Omaha, Neb.-Council Bluffs, Iowa
9. Denver-Aurora, Colo.10. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
You can read more at Farmers site:http://www.farmers.com/12_15_11_SecureCities.html