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Safest and Most Dangerous States, 2016

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Vermont is the safest state

The table below shows the ascending ranking of states compiled by WalletHub.com based on 25 key safety metrics including number of assaults per capita, unemployment rate, and estimated losses from climate disasters.

Overall
rank
State Total
Score
1Vermont66.78
2Massachusetts63.86
3New Hampshire62.57
4Rhode Island61.30
5Maine61.22
6Connecticut60.70
7Minnesota60.54
8Virginia56.58
9Utah55.79
10Iowa55.68
11Wisconsin55.54
12New York54.15
13Ohio54.03
14Pennsylvania53.53
15New Jersey53.40
16West Virginia52.58
17Illinois52.29
18Maryland52.15
19California51.38
20North Dakota51.30
21Washington51.25
22Indiana50.37
23North Carolina49.90
24Idaho49.26
25Michigan48.66
26Nebraska48.60
27Hawaii48.20
28Montana48.15
29Arizona47.53
30District of Columbia47.40
31Delaware47.35
32Georgia47.00
33Oregon46.84
34Kentucky46.56
35Colorado45.69
36Wyoming44.73
37South Dakota44.11
38Florida43.51
39Texas42.99
40Alabama42.48
41Kansas42.02
42Missouri41.70
43Nevada41.33
44Arkansas41.27
45Louisiana40.01
46South Carolina39.98
47Tennessee37.98
48New Mexico36.94
49Alaska36.12
50Oklahoma35.29
51Mississippi34.00

Source: Wallethub.com.