WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: A member of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia guards an entrance as an investigation of a security threat is being conducted at the school February 8, 2022 in Washington, DC. Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was removed from the school building by Secret Service agents due to the threat while he was attending an event in commemoration of Black History Month.

Safety can apply to a multitude of things these days. You have physical safety, financial safety, job security, safety, on the roads, etc. Your safety can be threatened in so many ways. But you want to feel safe. So what do you do? Well for starters you want to settle down in an area where you feel safe. Whether that’s a gated community or an area with a low crime rate, it all depends on your risk tolerance. If you live in North Carolina what are the safest cities you can settle in? The good news is that two NC cities are among the top 15 safest in the country. This is according to a new study by WalletHub.

It’s impossible to allude danger completely, even if you never leave your home. You assume risk every day, and people’s risk tolerance varies. This is something we saw a lot of during the COVID-19 pandemic. What one individual is comfortable with may not be the same as someone else. And that’s ok. In order to create this list Wallet Hub took into account the different types of risks and safety threats Americans encounter. Obviously this includes hazards that can lead to bodily injury or other physical harm. It can also include risks like taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance, financial security, or even cybersecurity.

The Study

All of this considered, some cities are simply better at providing a safe environment for citizens. To determine where Americans can feel most secure — in more than one sense — WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and road quality. Two North Carolina cities were top 15 on the safest cities list. Keep reading to see which ones as well as where all the major NC cities ranked. Or you can view the full WalletHub study here.