Some places are a lot safer than others. I like to believe Lafayette, Louisiana is among the country's safer places to live. It's apparently among the safest places in Louisiana. Baton Rouge is reportedly not. A recent survey indicates Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the 5th most dangerous city in the nation. WalletHub ranked 182 U.S. cities on multiple factors, including threat of violent crime, theft, and traffic hazards. Baton Rouge came in at # 178.That Mississippi River bridge makes me nervous. St. Louis came in dead last. What's America's safest city? Columbia, Maryland. Please keep in mind, this isn't an opinion piece. I'm simply the messenger.

[WalletHub]