Study Finds that Boise-Nampa Metro Area is 11th Most Secure in Nation
James Cramer, KIVI Television
June 26, 2013
An annual study conducted by the Farmers Insurance Group found that the Boise-Nampa metro area is the 11th most secure place in the United States to live with a population of 500,000 or more.
The study looked at factors such as economic stability, crime, weather, natural disasters, housing depreciation, foreclosures, air quality, environmental hazards, life expectancy, car fatalities, and employment numbers to generate a list of secure metropolitan areas.
“Farmers Insurance is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, and since our founding, we have been committed to improving the communities in which customers, agents and employees live and work,” said Mark Toohey, Head of Media Relations for Farmers Insurance. “We congratulate the residents of all large metropolitan areas named in the top 20 rankings. They are fortunate to have dedicated local government, law enforcement, fire, medical and education leaders who work hard and have earned the Farmers Insurance most secure large city recognition.”
Other notable locations were the Portland Oregon metro area the San Francisco Bay Area.
Here is the list of the top 20 large metropolitan areas, in order, of Farmers Insurance’s 2012 Most Secure Places to Live in the United States.
Large Metro Areas (500,000 or more residents):
1. Bethesda–Gaithersburg–Frederick, Md.
2. Grand Rapids–Wyoming, Mich.
3. Pittsburgh, Pa.
4. Austin–Round Rock, Texas
5. Cambridge–Newton–Framingham, Mass.
6. Omaha, Neb.–Council Bluffs, Iowa
7. San Jose–Sunnyvale–Santa Clara, Calif.
8. San Francisco–San Mateo–Redwood City, Calif.
9. Portland–Beaverton, Ore.–Vancouver, Wash.
10. Dallas–Plano–Irving, Texas
11. Boise City–Nampa, Idaho
12. Madison, Wis.
13. Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, Minn.
14. Raleigh–Cary, N.C.
15. Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine
16. Essex County, Mass.
17. El Paso, Texas
18. Honolulu, Hawaii
19. Santa Ana–Anaheim–Irvine, Calif.
20. Des Moines–West Des Moines, Iowa
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