Gallup: “Less than 64% of adults living in each of three California communities — Fresno, Stockton-Lodi and Bakersfield — agree they always feel safe and secure, making these residents the least likely to feel safe among the 100 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas.”
“The degree to which residents feel safe in a given area has a tremendous effect on a community, including its propensity for economic growth and development. Neighborhoods that residents perceive as being ‘unsafe,’ for example, are less likely to attract businesses.” If you ever feel unsafe in your living neighbourhood, it may be worth considering installing something like a home security camera to give you some more peace of mind at home.
“Chronic fear and anxiety that could come from feeling unsafe in a community could negatively influence residents’ physical and mental health. It is no coincidence, then, that most of the communities where residents feel least safe also rank at or near bottom of the Well-Being Index, while many of the communities where citizens feel safest rank at top of the index spectrum.”