Farmers Insurance Study Ranks Grand Rapids MI Second Most Secure Large City in US
Full article atÂ ClaimsJournal.com
"In this yearâ€™s large city category of the 'Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S.' study, Farmers Insurance Group has rated Bethesda, Md., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pittsburgh, Pa., as the most secure large metropolitan areas (population of 500,000 or greater).
"Farmers annually ranks hundreds of U.S. communities based on safety and security. The study of large metropolitan areas, compiled by researchers at Sperlingâ€™s BestPlaces, took into consideration a number of criteria, including economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, life expectancy, motor vehicle fatalities, and employment numbers.
"Grand Rapids made the Farmers Insurance top 20 for the first time, while this is the sixth consecutive year that Pittsburgh has appeared in the annual Farmers rankings."
Large Metro Areas (500,000 or more residents)
|2.||Grand Rapidsâ€“Wyoming, Mich.|
|4.||Austinâ€“Round Rock, Texas|
|6.||Omaha, Neb.â€“Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|7.||San Joseâ€“Sunnyvaleâ€“Santa Clara, Calif.|
|8.||San Franciscoâ€“San Mateoâ€“Redwood City, Calif.|
|9.||Portlandâ€“Beaverton, Ore.â€“Vancouver, Wash.|
|11.||Boise Cityâ€“Nampa, Idaho|
|13.||Minneapolisâ€“St. Paulâ€“Bloomington, Minn.|
|15.||Portlandâ€“South Portlandâ€“Biddeford, Maine|
|16.||Essex County, Mass.|
|17.||El Paso, Texas|
|19.||Santa Anaâ€“Anaheimâ€“Irvine, Calif.|