Study: Which Northwest Cities Considered Unsafe During Holidays
Two Northwest cities landed in the Top 10 Unsafe places in the U.S. during the holidays, according to reporting by FOX News.
The conclusions were based on data compiled for 182 cities by the home security company Vivint.
Seattle and Portland, Ore both landed in the Top 10 which represented the highest risk scores, according to Vivint's data.
Seattle was ranked 5th while Portland placed 10th on the list. St. Louis recorded the highest risk score which was based on the National Incident Based Reporting System, Google Trend searches for holiday security, National Insurance Crime Bureau statistics, Neighborhood Watch groups and security features for Airbnb listings.
Tacoma, WA was also cited for most crimes reported during the holidays per 100,000 people.
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