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Jacksonville among least safe major cities in US, report says

Jacksonville ranks 111 out of the 182 cities on Safe Cities report

Jacksonville, Fla. – A new report released Monday ranks Jacksonville as one of the least safe cities in the U.S.

In WalletHub's 2018 "Safest Cities in America" survey, Jacksonville ranks No. 111 out of the 182 cities listed in the report.

Home and community safety, natural disaster risk and financial safety were the three dimensions used in the report, with 39 different sub-metrics also used to create a final ranking. According to WalletHub, each of the metrics were graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of safety.

Some of the metrics include the number of mass shootings, rapes/murders and hate crimes per capita, unemployment rate, median credit score and poverty rate.

Jacksonville ranked 127th in home and community safety and 104th in financial safety while receiving a 62 for natural disaster risk.

Safest Cities in the United States

1. Columbia (Md.)
2. South Burlington (Vt.)
3. Plano (Texas)
4. Virginia Beach
5. Warwich (R.I.)
6. Gilbert (Ariz.)
7. Yonkers (N.Y.)
8. Bismark (N.D.)
9. Nashua (N.H.)
10. Boise
24. Cape Coral
29. Pembroke Pines
58. Tallahassee
75. Hialeah
97. Tampa
108. Port St. Lucie
111. Jacksonville
131. Miami
164. Orlando
167. St. Petersburg
181. Fort Lauderdale

Click here to see the full survey. 

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.