Des Moines: my security blanket


Based on crime, extreme weather, natural disasters, house depreciation, foreclosure rate, air quality, threat of terrorism, environmental risks, life expectancy and job loss numbers, Des Moines was rated the SECOND most secure U.S. place to live, among metro areas of 500,000 or more, according to Farmers Insurance Group.

This is an annual survey using data from

Photo from, by Colby Clark.

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