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Grand Rapids ranks as second-most 'secure' metro in U.S.
Date: October 25, 2013
From the lakeshore to Grand Rapids, West Michigan is a secure place to live.
Farmers Insurance, one of the nation’s largest multi-line insurers, has evaluated hundreds of cities across the country and released its national rankings of the most-secure towns in three categories: metro, mid-size city and small city.
Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance has given its thumbs-up approval to both Grand Rapids — which ranks No. 2 among metros with populations above 500,000 — and Holland — which ranks No. 1 among mid-size cities with populations between 150,000 and 500,000.
Ann Arbor also ranks No. 14 in the mid-size city ranking.
What's a secure city?
Cities across the country were judged on a number of criteria: economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, risk of natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, life expectancy, motor vehicle fatalities and employment numbers.
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