With every new headline about a mass shooting, terrorist attack, hate crime or natural disaster, many of us fear for our safety and that of our loved ones. Safety is a fundamental human need. And we require some form of it, such as personal and financial protection, in every setting of daily life. But we’re likely to feel more secure in some states than in others.

In order to determine the safest states in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.

Safest States in America, according to WalletHub, are:

 

State Total Score ‘Personal & Residential Safety’ Rank ‘Financial Safety’ Rank ‘Road Safety’ Rank ‘Workplace Safety’ Rank ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Rank
1 Vermont 65.09 1 5 34 15 14
2 Maine 62.46 7 13 16 17 3
3 Massachusetts 62.03 4 10 8 26 8
4 Minnesota 61.78 14 6 3 4 21
5 New Hampshire 61.48 8 1 13 37 4
6 Washington 60.75 16 17 7 7 6
7 Connecticut 59.98 2 27 26 22 15
8 Rhode Island 59.65 13 30 1 25 11
9 Utah 59.48 29 9 14 1 1
10 Hawaii 58.60 11 2 42 18 10
11 Virginia 57.81 12 14 22 2 27
12 Oregon 56.12 39 18 5 8 13
13 New York 56.04 3 26 19 27 28
14 Maryland 55.82 18 21 17 6 23
15 New Jersey 55.09 6 38 29 20 30
16 Indiana 54.74 19 19 9 11 29
17 North Carolina 54.26 10 20 30 5 37
18 Iowa 54.03 5 8 24 13 48
19 Arizona 53.24 35 34 49 3 7
20 Wisconsin 52.94 20 12 36 30 16
21 California 52.20 32 25 40 12 18
22 Pennsylvania 51.73 9 29 45 36 25
23 Ohio 51.62 15 35 28 29 24
24 Idaho 51.21 23 15 23 44 19
25 Delaware 51.17 42 32 4 24 17
26 Illinois 51.07 22 40 2 28 33
27 Kentucky 50.31 24 31 18 23 32
28 Michigan 50.19 46 36 33 9 9
29 Colorado 50.08 28 11 25 38 26
30 Nevada 49.43 44 47 43 14 2
31 West Virginia 49.06 25 37 31 42 20
32 Georgia 47.92 26 45 12 34 31
33 Wyoming 47.30 27 22 39 41 22
34 Nebraska 46.98 21 7 27 40 42
35 Tennessee 46.85 45 39 10 16 35
36 New Mexico 45.98 47 49 48 10 12
37 Kansas 45.21 31 23 6 31 46
38 Alaska 45.04 50 43 32 19 5
39 North Dakota 44.53 17 4 41 50 38
40 Alabama 43.52 33 48 11 35 44
41 Texas 43.08 30 33 21 33 47
42 Florida 41.36 36 42 37 39 43
43 South Dakota 41.04 41 3 38 46 40
44 Montana 40.60 34 16 44 45 41
45 Arkansas 40.02 48 24 15 43 34
46 Missouri 39.90 43 41 46 32 39
47 South Carolina 39.21 49 28 47 21 36
48 Oklahoma 38.11 38 44 35 48 45
49 Louisiana 35.73 40 50 20 47 49
50 Mississippi 30.70 37 46 50 49 50

 

Source : WalletHub

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