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What is the safest American city for children?


What is the safest American city for children?

Across the United States, which cities are the safest for youngsters? (The results may surprise you.)

Men’s Health magazine recently performed a study, tabulating such data as accidental death rates (CDC statistics), bike safety laws (IIHS statistics), car-seat inspections (NHTSA statistics), child abuse reports (U.S. DHHS statistics), and sex offender registries (state and national) and more.

Here are the ten worst American cities, based on child safety rankings (from Men’s Health), with #100 being the least safe city for children.

100. Jacksonville, Florida
99.  New Orleans, Louisiana
98. Baltimore, Maryland
97. Bakersfield, California
96. Tulsa, Oklahoma
95. Modesto, California
94. Grand Rapids, Michigan
93. Fresno, California
92. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
91. Corpus Christi, Texas
90. Burlington, Vermont

And here are the ten best American cities, based on child safety rankings (from Men’s Health), with #1 being the top pick for child safety.

10. Burlington, Vermont
9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8. Colorado Springs, Colorado
7. Jersey City, New Jersey
6. Providence, Rhode Island
5. Spokane, Washington
4. Virginia Beach, Virginia
3. San Francisco, California
2. Honolulu, Hawaii
1. Madison, Wisconsin

What do you think? How did your own hometown fare, in terms of child safety? Which of the results surprised you the most? What statistics do you think should have been included in the study of America’s safest cities for children?

What could be done to improve child safety in America’s cities?

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