The Sunshine State is a bit dimmer this morning knowing Fort Lauderdale, one of Florida’s biggest cities, has been declared the least safe city in America according to a new survey from WalletHub.

The credit and consumer reports website said the preponderance of negative weather events plus rising COVID-19 cases were responsible for the city’s poor ranking, the local Sun-Sentinel reported.

“Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger,” said WalletHub. “Some cities are simply better at protecting their residents from harm.”

Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Florida, mirroring increases throughout the United States. So far the state has recorded more than a million cases with nearly 19,000 deaths.

“We fear certain kinds more than others, though, and COVID-19 is one of the biggest concerns in 2020,” WalletHub added.

Still, local Fort Lauderdale leaders took issue with the ranking.

“As far as COVID-19 cases go, Fort Lauderdale has been an example that others have followed in terms of safety protocols,” city mayor Dean Trantalis told the Sentinel. “We were the first city to shut down beach for Spring Break and have continued to stay vigilant in keeping people safe.”

Trantalis also pushed back saying his city had instituted strict coronavirus prevention measures and had low crime.

Safest To Least Safe City In America

WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key indicators of safety

      1. Columbia, MD 84.52
      2. South Burlington, VT 83.99
      3. Plano, TX 81.20
      4. Nashua, NH 80.80
      5. Lewiston, ME 80.59
      6. Burlington, VT 80.55
      7. Salem, OR 80.03
      8. Virginia Beach, VA 79.68
      9. Raleigh, NC 79.55
      10. Gilbert, AZ 79.00
      11. Portland, ME 78.92
      12. Warwick, RI 78.79
      13. Chesapeake, VA 78.27
      14. Vancouver, WA 78.09
      15. Fremont, CA 78.00
      16. Bismarck, ND 77.92
      17. Chandler, AZ 77.64
      18. Boise, ID 77.01
      19. Irvine, CA 76.67
      20. Scottsdale, AZ 76.62
      21. Juneau, AK 76.48
      22. Worcester, MA 76.45
      23. Manchester, NH 76.26
      24. Yonkers, NY 76.25
      25. Peoria, AZ 76.19
      26. Winston-Salem, NC 76.17
      27. Pearl City, HI 76.00
      28. Durham, NC 75.98
      29. Rochester, NY 75.66
      30. Madison, WI 75.62
      31. Mesa, AZ 75.25
      32. Oceanside, CA 75.12
      33. Cheyenne, WY 75.12
      34. Buffalo, NY 75.07
      35. Chula Vista, CA 74.95
      36. Lincoln, NE 74.63
      37. Fargo, ND 74.46
      38. Newport News, VA 74.44
      39. Cedar Rapids, IA 74.44
      40. Tempe, AZ 74.33
      41. Greensboro, NC 74.30
      42. San Diego, CA 74.29
      43. Brownsville, TX 74.21
      44. Cape Coral, FL 74.18
      45. Casper, WY 74.05
      46. Dover, DE 74.05
      47. Huntington Beach, CA 73.97
      48. Missoula, MT 73.86
      49. Laredo, TX 73.82
      50. Nampa, ID 73.66
      51. Sioux Falls, SD 73.48
      52. Santa Rosa, CA 73.21
      53. Charlotte, NC 73.19
      54. Grand Prairie, TX 73.08
      55. Spokane, WA 72.98
      56. San Jose, CA 72.94
      57. Glendale, AZ 72.79
      58. Santa Clarita, CA 72.76
      59. Grand Rapids, MI 72.65
      60. Fort Wayne, IN 72.64
      61. Norfolk, VA 72.62
      62. Aurora, IL 72.57
      63. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 72.46
      64. Henderson, NV 72.27
      65. Huntington, WV 72.22
      66. Irving, TX 71.99
      67. Bridgeport, CT 71.98
      68. Garden Grove, CA 71.84
      69. Sacramento, CA 71.76
      70. Glendale, CA 71.76
      71. Oxnard, CA 71.63
      72. Omaha, NE 71.41
      73. New Haven, CT 71.40
      74. Fayetteville, NC 71.22
      75. Overland Park, KS 71.10
      76. Salt Lake City, UT 71.06
      77. Anaheim, CA 71.05
      78. Colorado Springs, CO 70.97
      79. Portland, OR 70.65
      80. Arlington, TX 70.58
      81. Des Moines, IA 70.39
      82. Tampa, FL 70.33
      83. Richmond, VA 70.30
      84. Moreno Valley, CA 70.27
      85. Tallahassee, FL 70.23
      86. Corpus Christi, TX 70.17
      87. Billings, MT 70.09
      88. Gulfport, MS 70.09
      89. Santa Ana, CA 70.07
      90. Las Cruces, NM 69.88
      91. Toledo, OH 69.88
      92. Huntsville, AL 69.80
      93. Pembroke Pines, FL 69.77
      94. San Antonio, TX 69.74
      95. Fort Worth, TX 69.69
      96. Columbus, GA 69.66
      97. Providence, RI 69.65
      98. Ontario, CA 69.46
      99. Austin, TX 69.44
      100. Fort Smith, AR 69.03
      101. Reno, NV 68.96
      102. Rapid City, SD 68.80
      103. Fontana, CA 68.79
      104. Phoenix, AZ 68.79
      105. Akron, OH 68.68
      106. Minneapolis, MN 68.55
      107. Pittsburgh, PA 68.39
      108. Augusta, GA 68.38
      109. Aurora, CO 68.36
      110. Fresno, CA 68.25
      111. Knoxville, TN 68.24
      112. Riverside, CA 68.21
      113. North Las Vegas, NV 68.09
      114. Mobile, AL 68.08
      115. Tulsa, OK 67.82
      116. Seattle, WA 67.75
      117. Charleston, WV 67.67
      118. Boston, MA 67.64
      119. Honolulu, HI 67.63
      120. Jacksonville, FL 67.60
      121. Louisville, KY 67.49
      122. Nashville, TN 67.39
      123. San Francisco, CA 67.27
      124. Amarillo, TX 67.27
      125. Columbia, SC 67.16
      126. Long Beach, CA 66.95
      127. Houston, TX 66.88
      128. Modesto, CA 66.73
      129. New York, NY 66.66
      130. Atlanta, GA 66.53
      131. Jersey City, NJ 66.27
      132. Port St. Lucie, FL 66.06
      133. Cincinnati, OH 65.94
      134. Montgomery, AL 65.88
      135. Wilmington, DE 65.85
      136. Hialeah, FL 65.79
      137. Garland, TX 65.71
      138. Springfield, MO 65.58
      139. Tacoma, WA 65.28
      140. Charleston, SC 65.24
      141. Bakersfield, CA 65.11
      142. St. Paul, MN 65.07
      143. Albuquerque, NM 64.91
      144. El Paso, TX 64.51
      145. Chicago, IL 64.51
      146. Tucson, AZ 64.46
      147. Columbus, OH 64.14
      148. Indianapolis, IN 63.83
      149. Wichita, KS 63.79
      150. Newark, NJ 63.68
      151. Milwaukee, WI 63.40
      152. Kansas City, MO 63.34
      153. Miami, FL 63.06
      154. Stockton, CA 62.73
      155. Baltimore, MD 62.28
      156. 156 Shreveport, LA 62.17
      157. Lubbock, TX 61.92
      158. West Valley City, UT 61.53
      159. Orlando, FL 61.41
      160. Washington, DC 61.14
      161. Dallas, TX 61.11
      162. Cleveland, OH 60.66
      163. Las Vegas, NV 59.94
      164. New Orleans, LA 59.52
      165. Denver, CO 59.43
      166. Philadelphia, PA 59.00
      167. Lexington-Fayette, KY 58.98
      168. Oakland, CA 58.88
      169. Little Rock, AR 58.42
      170. St. Petersburg, FL
      171. Anchorage, AK 57.82
      172. Los Angeles, CA 57.61
      173. Chattanooga, TN 57.51
      174. Oklahoma City, OK 56.12
      175. Memphis, TN 56.11
      176. Baton Rouge, LA 55.67
      177. Jackson, MS 55.59
      178. Detroit, MI 55.11
      179. Birmingham, AL 53.71
      180. San Bernardino, CA 53.14
      181. St. Louis, MO 40.60
      182. Fort Lauderdale, FL 38.96