Cape Coral Ranks 16th Safest City in U.S.

The City of Cape Coral has been ranked the 16th safest city in the U.S.

The study conducted by Wallethub compared over 180 cities across 41 topics, from traffic fatalities to unemployment rates.

According to the City of Cape Coral, the city stood out in home and community safety.

Cape Coral is ranked the highest among other cities in Florida listed in the study.

Threats to safety in the U.S. come in many forms, from public health crises and natural disasters to mass shootings and traffic accidents. People can feel unsafe in other ways, too. Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger. One big worry for many people right now is the cost of inflation, which threatens Americans’ financial safety.

No one can avoid all danger, however, and we take on a certain level of risk based on where we choose to live. Some cities are simply better at protecting their residents from harm. To determine where Americans can feel most secure — in more than one sense — WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 41 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from traffic fatalities per capita and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and the percentage of the population that is uninsured.

Ask the Experts

For the best ways to improve safety, Wallethub asked a panel of experts to weigh in with their thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. What steps should local authorities take to help reduce the public costs associated with clean-ups after major natural disasters? Should flood or other types of insurance be mandatory?
  2. What are some of the top public safety issues this year?
  3. What measures can police departments take to increase public trust? How important is it to have a police force that is representative of the local community?
  4. How do police shortages affect safety in U.S. cities?
  5. What can consumers do to increase their financial literacy since sound financial decisions increase a person’s financial safety?

To read their answers and more about the study click to the study from Wallethub here >

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