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Where are you safer... In a big city or out in the country? The answer is not as obvious as you think.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports:

The city is where a lot of us think that we are less safe than in the country. The reality is just the opposite.

According to a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, large cities are much safer than rural areas.

It's true that the homicide rate is greater in big cities, but the rate of dying from unintentional injury trumps homicide. And unintentional injury is much worse in the country.

Overall the risk of dying, from accident or injury, is 20% greater in the most rural counties of the U.S. compared to the biggest cities.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.