DC 20th Safest Metro

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Forbes Magazine whipped up another of their handy-dandy lists based on useful metropolitan statistics and has put DC in the very center of the 40 largest metros for safety. It’s based on the FBI Crime statistics for violent crime, workplace safety, traffic death rates, and natural disaster risk.

We’re pretty low for workplace fatalities, given to the high office population, (this is, assuming, you don’t work at the Washington Post, that is…) and our traffic fatalities put us a bit higher up the chain that probably we deserve, but that’s where we are. But, at least we’re safer than my home metro of Sacramento, and of Philadelphia, or even Columbus, Ohio!

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One thought on “DC 20th Safest Metro

  1. I think you’re reading this wrong – in this list it seems lower numbers are better. So based on that metric we are actually in the upper half for violent crime and traffic (16 and 13 respectively). Apparently our workforce fatality rank is 24th (doesn’t really make sense to me) and we are 20th for natural disasters (flooding I guess?). Kinda weird that it would be our workforce fatality rate and natural disaster risk that are dragging us down.