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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
1 Vermont 66.78
2 Massachusetts 63.86
3 New Hampshire 62.57
4 Rhode Island 61.30
5 Maine 61.22
6 Connecticut 60.70
7 Minnesota 60.54
8 Virginia 56.58
9 Utah 55.79
10 Iowa 55.68
11 Wisconsin 55.54
12 New York 54.15
13 Ohio 54.03
14 Pennsylvania 53.53
15 New Jersey 53.40
16 West Virginia 52.58
17 Illinois 52.29
18 Maryland 52.15
19 California 51.38
20 North Dakota 51.30
21 Washington 51.25
22 Indiana 50.37
23 North Carolina 49.90
24 Idaho 49.26
25 Michigan 48.66
26 Nebraska 48.60
27 Hawaii 48.20
28 Montana 48.15
29 Arizona 47.53
30 District of Columbia 47.40
31 Delaware 47.35
32 Georgia 47.00
33 Oregon 46.84
34 Kentucky 46.56
35 Colorado 45.69
36 Wyoming 44.73
37 South Dakota 44.11
38 Florida 43.51
39 Texas 42.99
40 Alabama 42.48
41 Kansas 42.02
42 Missouri 41.70
43 Nevada 41.33
44 Arkansas 41.27
45 Louisiana 40.01
46 South Carolina 39.98
47 Tennessee 37.98
48 New Mexico 36.94
49 Alaska 36.12
50 Oklahoma 35.29
51 Mississippi 34.00
Source: Wallethub.com.