There are lots of dangerous places in New York State, but what about the safest cities? According to WalletHub, only one in NYS made the list of the top 10 for 2023.
To determine where Americans can feel most secure — in more than one sense — WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 41 key indicators of safety. Our data set ranges from traffic fatalities per capita and assaults per capita to the unemployment rate and the percentage of the population that is uninsured.
Only One City In New York State Landed In The Top 10 Safest Cities In America
According to WalletHub's study, the safest city in America is Nashua, New Hampshire.
When it comes to New York cities on the list, only ONE made the top 10, top 20, or top 50, for that matter!
#8 - Yonkers Is New York's Safest City
Keep in mind, this WalletHub study looked at the most populated cities, so smaller towns don't apply here.
Yonkers is located in Westchester County and it sits above the Bronx. The population of Yonkers is 208,121 (as of the U.S. Census Bureau's 2022 estimate).
Some Notable People From Yonkers, New York
Charlie Benante - Rock Singer (Anthrax & Stormtroopers of Death)
Mary J. Blige - R&B Singer
Steven Tyler - Rock Singer (Aerosmith)
Sid Caesar - Actor and Comedian
DMX - Rapper & Actor
Ella Fitzgerald - Singer
The LOX (Jadakiss, Styles P & Sheek Louch) - Rappers
Malcolm Wilson - 50th Governor of NY
You can check out the full WalletHub study here.