U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

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Neighborhood Safety* Among Children Under 18 Years, by Rural-Urban Area,** 2007

Neighborhood Safety Among Children Under 18 Years, by Rural-Urban Area, 2007
Safety Level Percent of Children
Urban Core Suburban Large Town Small Town/Rural

*As determined by asking parents, "How often do you feel [child] is safe in your community or neighborhood?."

**Rural-Urban areas are determined using the Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) system, which uses a combination of Census Bureau place definitions and work commuting information to determine the rural-urban status of an area.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

Never Safe 3.0 1.4 1.5 1.3
Sometimes Safe 12.9 5.6 9.8 7.5
Usually or Always Safe 84.1 93.0 88.8 91.2

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