Gallup asked people living in the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. if they feel safe walking alone at night. Based on the percentage of people who felt safe, here are the cities where residents are most likely to feel safe:
Feel safest: 7 (tie). Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn.: 75 percent felt safe
7 (tie). Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Oregon/Wash.: 75 percent
7 (tie). New York-North New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y./N.J./Pa.: 75 percent
7 (tie). Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind.: 75 percent
7 (tie). Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.: 75 percent
7 (tie). Pittsburgh, Pa.: 75 percent
4 (tie). Austin-Round Rock, Texas: 77 percent
4 (tie). Salt Lake City, Utah: 77 percent
4 (tie). Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass./N.H.: 77 percent
2 (tie). Raleigh-Cary, N.C.: 78 percent
2 (tie). Denver-Aurora, Colo.: 78 percent
1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington, Minn./Wis.: 80 percent
And now, here are the cities where residents are least likely to feel safe:
Feel least safe: 9 (tie). Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C./S.C.: 68 percent felt safe
9 (tie). Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.: 68 percent
9 (tie). Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.: 68 percent
9 (tie). Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.: 68 percent
9 (tie). San Antonio, Texas: 68 percent
9 (tie). Orlando-Kissimmee, Fla.: 68 percent
7 (tie). Baltimore-Towson, Md.: 66 percent
7 (tie). Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.: 66 percent
6. Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada: 65 percent
4 (tie). Jacksonville, Fla.: 63 percent
4 (tie). Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas: 63 percent
3. Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario, Calif.: 61 percent
2. New Orleans-Metarie-Kenner, La.: 59 percent
1. Memphis, Tenn./Miss./Ark.: 55 percent
Take a look at the full list from Gallup. And take a look at which cities are actually the safest and most dangerous based on FBI crime statistics.
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