Safety

 

Safety is foundational to an individual’s happiness and stability in life. Communities with lower crime rates often have a greater sense of community, higher property values, and are more attractive to businesses. Children who are shielded from crime and violence perform better in school, are less likely to be involved in high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, and are less likely to become involved in criminal activity themselves as adults.

IndicatorMeasure
Accidental DeathDeath due to unintentional injury
Violent CrimeViolent crime composite