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Safest and Most Dangerous States, 2017

 

 

 

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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.

In an era where violent shootings make the news on a frequent basis, the workforce is highly mobile and people are looking for new opportunities in different states, one relocation concern is for safety. WalletHub, a credit-focused publication that compiles informative lists, has data to help individuals determine which states are the most and least safe. Read on to learn where your state ranks in 2017.

In order to determine the safest states in which to live, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across five key dimensions: 1) Personal & Residential Safety, 2) Financial Safety, 3) Road Safety, 4) Workplace Safety, and 5) Emergency Preparedness. [Wallethub] evaluated those dimensions using 37 relevant metrics ... Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of safety. [Wallethub] then calculated the total score for each state based on its weighted average across all metrics and used the resulting scores to construct [the] final ranking.

 

Overall
rank
StateTotal
Score
1Vermont65.09
2Maine62.46
3Massachusetts62.03
4Minnesota61.78
5New Hampshire61.48
6Washington60.75
7Connecticut59.98
8Rhode Island59.65
9Utah59.48
10Hawaii58.6
11Virginia57.81
12Oregon56.12
13New York56.04
14Maryland55.82
15New Jersey55.09
16Indiana54.74
17North Carolina54.26
18Iowa54.03
19Arizona53.24
20Wisconsin52.94
21California52.20
22Pennsylvania51.73
23Ohio51.62
24Idaho51.21
25Delaware51.17
26Illinois51.07
27Kentucky50.31
28Michigan50.19
29Colorado50.08
30Nevada49.43
31West Virginia49.06
32Georgia47.92
33Wyoming47.30
34Nebraska46.98
35Tennessee46.85
36New Mexico45.98
37Kansas45.21
38Alaska45.04
39North Dakota44.53
40Alabama43.52
41Texas43.08
42Florida41.36
43South Dakota41.04
44Montana40.60
45Arkansas40.02
46Missouri39.90
47South Carolina39.21
48Oklahoma38.11
49Louisianna35.73
50Mississippi30.70
51District of ColumbiaN/A
Source: Wallethub.com.


 
 
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