Grand Rapids named fourth ‘safest’ metro

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According to the study, 3.6% of workers in the Grand Rapids metro area have jobs that typically pay six figures or more. Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids

A real estate data company named Grand Rapids the fourth safest U.S. metro.

St. Louis-based Clever Real Estate investigated the danger of living in each of the 50 most populated metros in the U.S. based on a resident's likelihood to experience crime, natural disaster, traffic fatality and contaminated drinking water.

To assign scores, the company weighed violent crime most heavily, followed by natural disasters and transport fatalities, property crime and drinking water contamination.

Five “most dangerous” U.S. metros

1. Memphis, Tennessee

2. Birmingham, Alabama

3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4. Louisville, Kentucky

5. Nashville, Tennessee

Five “safest” U.S. metros

1. Denver, Colorado

2. San Jose, California

3. Chicago, Illinois

4. Grand Rapids

5. Providence, Rhode Island

The full list is available here

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