A sense of safety and security is like a breath of fresh air for many families, but unfortunately, not every family in the country gets to breathe easily.

Growing up in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, I always felt safe, and I don’t take that for granted. As an adult, I call Warwick my home, and that sense of safety remains. Living in a safe community is a top priority, and it turns out my roots are settled in one of the safest places in the country.

According to WalletHub, Warwick is the fifth safest city in the entire country, and here’s why.

WalletHub’s Findings

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety, ranging from the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated to assaults per capita, unemployment rate, and road quality.

Warwick received an overall score of 83.19, ranking fifth out of 182. The city scored fifth for home and community safety, 22nd in natural disaster risk, and 98th in financial safety.

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Regarding assaults per capita, Warwick proudly sits at third-fewest assaults, behind Nashua, New Hampshire, and Irvine, California.

Providence landed at 44th in the country, with an overall score of 77.33, most likely due to its financial safety score of 126.

Where Does Massachusetts Fall?

Two Massachusetts cities popped up on the list, with Worcester coming in at 28th and Boston coming in at 85th.

When it comes to being incredibly dangerous or perfectly safe, the Bay State finds itself in the middle ground.

If the housing market ever gets back to some type of normalcy, I look forward to finding a forever home with my husband, and from the sounds of it, my zipcode will remain the same.

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