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10. Virginia Beach, Virginia

December 21, 2018

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Overall score: 83.39Violent crime rate: 138.8 per 100,000 peopleProperty crime rate: 1,951.5 per 100,000 peopleAccidental death rate: 32.9 per 100,000 peopleBinge drinking rate: 18.4% of adultsSmoking rate: 17.2% of adults

According to the Virginia Beach city government, beachfront tourism brings in $1.49 billion dollars per year. The strong local economy and low poverty rate of just 8 percent help explain the extremely low rate of violent crime—less than half that of the national average.

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