Want Security? Think St. George, Utah

by Marianne Sorensen

The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies has released its third annual ranking of top 20 “Most Secure U.S. Places to Live.”  Based on factors such as crime statistics, unemployment rates, risk of environmental hazarads, terrorism threats, natural disasters and extreme weather conditions, the rankings put St. George, Utah as number one among the top 20 safest communities to live in the small town category.

St. George topped all small cities with populations of 150,000 or fewer in the survey. The city has 110,515 residents who enjoy a mild climate, clean air and low annual precipitation. It also has the lowest crime rates of all the 379 communities surveyed. St. George stands first in employment rate among the 138 small towns in the Farmers study.

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