Small Towns Aren’t Safer Than Cities After All

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With so much media coverage devoted to crime in cities, one would think urban living is the most dangerous option. Shocking, but living in a rural area is far riskier, according to a University of Pennsylvania study.

With so much media coverage devoted to crime in cities, one would think urban living is the most dangerous option.

Shocking, but living in a rural area is far riskier, according to a University of Pennsylvania study.

Said the author of the study, "Cars, guns and drugs are the unholy trinity causing the majority of injury deaths in the US."

There are more homicides in cities, but more accidental injury deaths in rural areas – about 20 percent more.

Nationwide, most deaths resulting from injuries are a result of car accidents, and those accidents are more than twice as likely to happen in the country than they are in cities.

Firearm-related fatalities happened equally in both environments, but most victims between 20 and 44 were shot in urban areas, while more children and people over 45 were fatally wounded in rural ones.

Income and education were also factors, making rural areas filled with college-educated people and high incomes some of the most dangerous places in America.

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