Where are you safer? Midtown or a rural community?

For those of you whose mothers warned you not to move to the big city, here’s some interesting news.

Turns out at least one new study shows that living in the city, rather than the country, is the safest thing for you.

“The study shows the risk of death from an injury— including shootings, vehicle accidents, drownings, falls and many other accidents — is more than 20 percent higher in rural small towns than larger cities,” according to a University of Pennsylvania study reported by NBC news.

It seems that three factors – cars, guns and drugs – are responsible for the most deaths in the United States. And even though homicide rates are higher in cities, the risk of unintentional injury-related deaths is a full 40 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas.

The study is being published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, where a spokesman said another factor is access to trained physicians and emergency care, which is often better in urban areas than rural ones.

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