Every State in America Ranked By How Safe It Is

People love to argue about which U.S. state is the best. Some people use food as their criteria, others use economic factors. But maybe the most important factor for people determining which state is best is safety.

WalletHub recently did a study to rank all 50 states by safety. They used 37 different factors to come up with their rankings, including vehicle fatalities, health insurance, financial security and traditional crime statistics. After pouring through the statistics, here is the rankings they came up with.

Source: WalletHub

For those of you who don't have the time to scroll through every state, here's the list from least safe to most.

50. Mississippi

49. Louisiana

48. Oklahoma

47. South Carolina

46. Missouri

45. Arkansas

44. Montana

43. South Dakota

42. Florida

41. Texas

40. Alabama

39. North Dakota

38. Alaska

37. Kansas

36. New Mexico

35. Tennessee

34. Nebraska

33. Wyoming

32. Georgia

31. West Virginia

30. Nevada

29. Colorado

28. Michigan

27. Kentucky

26. Illinois

25. Delaware

24. Idaho

23. Ohio

22. Pennsylvania

21. California

20. Wisconsin

19. Arizona

18. Iowa

17. North Carolina

16. Indiana

15. New Jersey

14. Maryland

13. New York

12. Oregon

11. Virginia

10. Hawaii

9. Utah

8. Rhode Island

7. Connecticut

6. Washington

5. New Hampshire

4. Minnesota

3. Massachusetts

2. Maine

1. Vermont

If you're interested in more in-depth analysis on the individual statistics and a deeper breakdown of the various categories, check out WalletHub.


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