BY Dr. Eowyn

Do you know how safe or dangerous your state is?

WalletHub compared the 50 states on 48 safety indicators, including:

  • Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel
  • Fatal occupational injuries per total workers
  • Total loss amount from climate disasters per capita
  • Murders and non-negligent manslaughters per capita
  • Assaults per capita
  • Sex offenders per capita
  • Bullying incidence rate
  • Law-enforcement employees per capita
  • Job security
  • Unemployment rate
  • % of adults with rainy-day funds
  • Share of medical uninsured population

Vermont ranked No. 1 as the safest state in the United States, and Mississippi came in dead last.

Here is the list, from safest to most dangerous:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. Minnesota
  4. Utah
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Connecticut
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Hawaii
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Washington
  11. Iowa
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Oregon
  14. Indiana
  15. Delaware
  16. Maryland
  17. North Carolina
  18. New Jersey
  19. Virginia
  20. North Dakota
  21. Wyoming
  22. Arizona
  23. New York
  24. Colorado
  25. Nebraska
  26. West Virginia
  27. Idaho
  28. Pennsylvania
  29. Nevada
  30. Ohio
  31. Kentucky
  32. California
  33. New Mexico
  34. Michigan
  35. Illinois
  36. Kansas
  37. Georgia
  38. South Dakota
  39. Tennessee
  40. Montana
  41. South Carolina
  42. Alaska
  43. Missouri
  44. Alabama
  45. Arkansas
  46. Florida
  47. Texas
  48. Oklahoma
  49. Louisiana
  50. Mississippi

You can read the full study, its methodology, and how your state rates on the various indicators here.

~Eowyn

Republished with permission Fellowship of the Minds


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