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WalletHub recently published their 2020 list of America's safest cities and Colorado's most populated places didn't perform too well.

On the list of 182 ranked cities, Colorado Springs was the first Centennial State city to make an appearance... in 78th. The city ranked fairly well for financial security, placing 36th in that category, but quite low in regard to natural disaster risk at 126th.

For a list of Colorado's safest places, click here.

The next Colorado city that was ranked was Aurora, which placed as the 109th safest city in the country. Denver followed at a very low 165th ranking, thanks in part to the Mile High City ranking at 170th of 182 in 'home and community' safety.

While Denver might be the least safe city mentioned on this list, it's not the most dangerous city in the state when it comes to violent crime. In that specific category, the city ranks in second. See the full list of Colorado's most violent spots here.

In order to select which states were included in the analysis, WalletHub stuck to the 150 most populated American cities plus at least the two most populated cities in every state. They then considered 42 different metrics including factors like wildfire risk, share of insured drivers, hate crimes per capita, and more.

The top three safest places included on the list were Columbia, MD (1), South Burlington, VT (2), and Plano, TX (3). At the bottom of the list was San Bernardino, CA (180), St. Louis, MO (181), and Fort Lauderdale, FL (182).

See the full analysis and methodology here.

For a list of Colorado's safest places, click here.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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