The Safest Cities
Under the Department of Homeland Security's Security Grant program, locales are weighted by the probability that terrorists might strike there, the vulnerability to such a strike and the repercussions of an attack. It could make these grants a pretty good indicator of what cities are safer than others when it comes to terrorism.
Provided here are the DHS FY 2007 grant totals for security grants to urban areas, as well as totals for the last five years by state.
The DHS also provides separate totals for grants given as supplemental funds for FY 2007 for transit and port security, along with emergency management performance.
Whereas the DHS numbers deal primarily with the threat of terrorism in U.S. cities, also check out this graphic of major U.S. metropolitan areas and their relative exposure to catastrophic losses from hurricanes, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, winter storms and wildfires. The data was compiled by modeling firm Boston-based AIR Worldwide Corp. for our "Safest Cities" feature from Dec. 2006.
December 1, 2007
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