Maine gets the best score of all states for violent crime per capita, which is the most important factor in our rankings and counts twice as much as each of the other three. There were only 1,466 violent crimes reported in Maine in 2020, or 108.6 for every 100,000 people.
With a score of 66.02, Maine is the safest U.S. state. Maine ranks first for Personal & Residential Safety, Road Safety, and Emergency Preparedness.
First up on our list of Safest Cities in the US is Frisco Texas. We begin our list by looking at Frisco, Texas. This city is just north of Dallas and is home to over 200,000 people. This city appears on this list due to the meager rates of violent crimes.
With just over 200,000 residents, Frisco is the safest city in America according to our metrics. Located approximately 30 miles north of Dallas, Frisco has the fifth-lowest violent crime rate across our study, with 86 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents.
Iceland tops the Global Peace Index, which ranks countries according to safety and security, ongoing conflict and militarisation.
The most dangerous countries to visit in 2022 are Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen according to the latest Travel Risk Map, an interactive tool produced by security specialists at International SOS.
The most safe areas in the US in a nuclear war include the upper Midwest, Maine, West Texas, and multiple small pockets, usually in areas that don't have large populations. The most unsafe areas include most of the East Coast and anywhere near a major city, a key infrastructure location, or military installation.
The U.S. ranks among the 15 most dangerous places to live in the world. According to InterNations, expats are not convinced that the “American Dream” still exists, with just 67% rating their personal safety positively in the U.S. That number is 15 percentage points less than the global average of 82%.
Its 2022 ranking for the best places to live looked at five metrics: job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration. The best place to live in America is Huntsville, Alabama, followed by Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Coming in at the top of the C2ER list was Cedar Park, Texas, which was named the most affordable place to live in America. Set outside Austin, Cedar Park made it to the top of the list, due to its low cost of living index (7.2% below the national average) and high income levels (17.8% above the national median).
Some of the world's lowest crime rates are seen in Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Japan, and New Zealand.
If you're looking to stay within the confines of the United States and find a place that's cheap and warm, your best bets would be southern Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi or Louisiana, all areas in the deep south that are substantially cheaper than Florida.
Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the city with the lowest cost of living. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
In addition to these 11 incredibly dangerous countries, enhanced warnings have been issued for several other nations, including: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, The Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Pakistan.
Crime against foreigners is a serious problem. Harassment and assaults are prevalent, particularly against foreigners of Asian and African descent. Some victims have died as a result of assaults. Foreigners in the areas to which we advise against all travel are particularly vulnerable.
Dr. Redlener identified six cities that have the greatest likelihood of being attacked: New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston. Only New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles' emergency management websites give ways to respond to a radioactive disaster.