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Everyone craves safety in their town. Now, a new study by Wallethub is out that aims to determine the safest cities in the U.S.

To pinpoint where Americans can feel most secure on everything from pandemic safety to crime, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities using 44 key indicators of safety. Data used included assaults per capita, the unemployment rate, road quality and more. Note that it appears smaller cities were not included in the study.

While no Michigan cities made the top 50 safest in the U.S., Grand Rapids came in just behind at No. 51 with a total Safety Score of 76.66.

Detroit is on the list, too, but pretty far down at No. 170 with a total Safety Score of 63.55. Unfortunately, Detroit was one of the worst cities when it came to the most assaults per capita.

The safest city on the list was Columbia, Maryland, while the least safe city was St. Louis, Missouri. Find the full list here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!