Big Cities Score High on Safety Compared to Small Towns, Study Finds

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 26, 2013 at 3:39 PM General Health News
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Recent study seems to have questioned the popular belief that rural small towns are safer to live than big cities.

A recent insight by University of Pennsylvania researchers found that cities are the safest places you can live.
 Big Cities Score High on Safety Compared to Small Towns, Study Finds
Big Cities Score High on Safety Compared to Small Towns, Study Finds

The study found that risk of death from an injury was almost 20% more in small towns as compared to big cities.

The study found that even though homicide rates are higher in big cities, the risk of unintentional injury-related deaths was 40 percent more in rural areas.

Further, many rural areas were not equipped to handle the extent of emergency medical care that is found in important American cities.

"At the end of the day, it's about access to care and how far you are from a trauma center. How fast you can get to center with trained physicians and oftentimes into the operating room," researchers said.

Source: Medindia

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