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America's Safest Cities

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Is your town or favorite stomping place on this list?
    http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/26/safest-cities-ten-lifestyle-real-estate-metros-msa_chart.html?partner=yahoore
     
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    My city isn't listed among those wussies.
     
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Some interesting tidbits in there:

    Boston was rated the safest in terms of traffic fatalities; Orlando the worst. I would have probably guessed just the opposite.

    Safest place to work (i.e. based on workforce death stats): Minneapolis. Deadliest workplace: Indianapolis. What industries in Indy contribute to that? (Besides the Speedway).

    Least likely place for a natural disaster: Milwaukee. I guess a stampede caused by running out of beer at Summerfest doesn't qualify.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Jeez, it's not like 100 people die at the Speedway every year. Don't know how my fair city managed to be, um, dead last in that category.
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Boston makes sense when you think about how shitty the traffic is there. Cars can't get up enough speed to kill anybody.
     
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Indianapolis is an industrial city in a state that doesn't exactly kill itself, no pun intended, to enforce workplace safety.

    Although it's encouraging that you, as a worker, stand a better chance of praying with someone trying to rob you than you do getting shot.
     
  7. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    exactly. Even without traffic the winding roads prevent people from going too fast.....those cows knew how to make a safe path! I wonder if the slower cows stayed to the right on the cow path....hmmmm.
     
  8. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    True, and Orlando's roads are likely rife with rubber-necking turistas driving rented vehicles packed with hyperactive munchkins who can't wait to see Mickey.
     
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Very few workplace deaths in Detroit.

    I suppose that's the one positive of massive unemployment in Detroit.
     
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Detroit-Warren-Livonia-

    Detroit and Livonia could not be more different. Grouping them together is redonkulous.
     
  11. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    To say nothing of the retirees and snowbirds in their 400 square foot Cadillac death traps.
     
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    They were grouped together as a metro area (and most likely places like Troy or Rochester were also included in this).

    They just listed three fairly large cities for the bold-faced headline.

    Livonia probably helped make Detroit's score better.
     
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