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:
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- North Carolina
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- New York
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
- South Dakota
- South Carolina
You can read the full study, its methodology, and how your state rates on the various indicators here.
Republished with permission Fellowship of the Minds
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