Special Report

The Worst Cities To Drive in Every State

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Colorado: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood
> Avg. time lost to traffic delays, 2020: 26 hours per commuter
> Incidents of auto theft, 2021: 965 per 100,000 people (661 per 100,000 in state)
> Fatal crash rate, 2020: 7.5 per 100,000 people (9.9 per 100,000 in state)
> Avg. commute time to work in 2021: 26.7 minutes (25.0 minutes in state)
> Metro areas considered in state: 7

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Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
> Avg. time lost to traffic delays, 2020: 40 hours per commuter
> Incidents of auto theft, 2021: 207 per 100,000 people (216 per 100,000 in state)
> Fatal crash rate, 2020: 5.9 per 100,000 people (7.7 per 100,000 in state)
> Avg. commute time to work in 2021: 29.1 minutes (25.6 minutes in state)
> Metro areas considered in state: 4

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Delaware: Dover
> Avg. time lost to traffic delays, 2020: 10 hours per commuter
> Incidents of auto theft, 2021: 142 per 100,000 people (187 per 100,000 in state)
> Fatal crash rate, 2020: 8.7 per 100,000 people (10.4 per 100,000 in state)
> Avg. commute time to work in 2021: 25.1 minutes (25.4 minutes in state)
> Metro areas considered in state: 1

Because Dover is the only eligible metro area in Delaware, it ranks as the worst city to drive in by default.

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Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
> Avg. time lost to traffic delays, 2020: 27 hours per commuter
> Incidents of auto theft, 2021: 279 per 100,000 people (197 per 100,000 in state)
> Fatal crash rate, 2020: 12.0 per 100,000 people (14.2 per 100,000 in state)
> Avg. commute time to work in 2021: 28.3 minutes (27.1 minutes in state)
> Metro areas considered in state: 20

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Georgia: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta
> Avg. time lost to traffic delays, 2020: 37 hours per commuter
> Incidents of auto theft, 2021: 271 per 100,000 people (241 per 100,000 in state)
> Fatal crash rate, 2020: 11.2 per 100,000 people (14.1 per 100,000 in state)
> Avg. commute time to work in 2021: 29.6 minutes (27.1 minutes in state)
> Metro areas considered in state: 14

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