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January 6, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Cities: Unsafe for Kids, Right? Wrong!

Safety Matters

You’re a young family that recently had a child. Your next step is to move out of the city to an outter-ring suburbs where it’s safer for your kids, right?

But don’t pack just yet.  This article in Grist describes a study that challenges the common belief that cities are unsafe for kids.

My take on the basis of the logic:

  • What is the leading cause of death in kids?  Car Accidents.
  • What is the primary mode of transportation in suburbs?  Cars.

Kids are more likely to be injured (or killed) in the suburbs than the cities, because in the ‘burbs they are in cars more often and cars injure/kill them.

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