Monday, October 3, 2016

St. Petersburg ranks near the bottom in a list of Safest Cities for Women

How safe do you feel in St. Pete?

St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin

From an article in American City and County by Derek Paul The 25 worst cities for women

From the report prepared by ValuePenguin:

"Women face many unique challenges and dangers their male counterparts may not deal with in America's cities. These factors can influence residency decisions, economic development outcomes and public safety policy, among others.

This list, compiled by personal finance site ValuePenguin, used 31 metrics across policy and representation, education and wealth, crime and healthcare to rank 261 cities as the best and worst cities for women to reside. The metrics were collected from federal agencies like the CDC, FBI and Census Bureau, as well as nonprofit groups like the Parents for Megan's Law and the Violence Policy Center."

St. Petersburg ranked 241 out of 261 ahead of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami who ranked last.

Interestingly Orlando, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Clearwater, West Palm Beach, Hialeah, Tampa, Palm Bay, Gainesville, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Cape Coral all ranked above St. Petersburg.

There were no Florida Cities in the top 50 and highest ranked Florida City was Cape Coral at 74 out of 261.

The report features a range of information regarding crime, public policy and representation, health care along with education and wealth.

The report is an interesting read and indicates that St. Pete has some work to do.

Be sure to scroll to the end of the report from some comments by experts and a review of the study's methodology.

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