How safe do you feel?

According to a recent survey, Phoenix ranks as “the second-safest major metropolitan area in which to conduct business and avoid major natural disasters and terrorism.”

So if you don’t like worrying about terrorists, earthquakes, tsunamis and snowstorms, Phoenix is a great place to be! Now all you have to worry about is getting your car stolen.

1 Comment so far

  1. Aaron (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    …or getting shot by drug-dealing gangsters or wigged-out redneck methheads… or dying in a fiery wreck on one of Phoenix’s extremely dangerous roads & highways… or choking to death on Phoenix’s filthy smog-filled air… or dying from desert fever, a sometimes fatal infection caused by a fungus native to the desert southwest, which often infects those who are non-native to the area and move here without their knowledge and shows no outward symptoms for years, while it kills them slowly by essentially rotting their insides out… or dying of heatstroke in the ungodly-hot, miserable, neverending summers.

    Or, maybe you’ll luck out and survive the summer months, only to develop kidney stones later in life secondary to chronic dehydration.

    No, seriously- Phoenix residents rank highest in the nation in rate of kidney stone formation, and that’s the most common reason that people get them.

    Phoenix Safe? Ha. That’s a good one. I’m not sure who came up with that survey or what criteria they were using, but it’s way off base. Statistically Phoenix has in fact become one of the most dangerous major cities to live in in the U.S., and it’s getting worse all the time as it continues to grow.



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