These Are The Safest States In The United States

  • WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Safest States in the Country, ranking the 50 states based on 48 key safety factors, in five different categories
  • Vermont is the safest state earning 66.02 out of 100 and landing in the Top Ten in four of the five categories
  • Mississippi is at the bottom with a score of 32.90, ranking dead last for emergency preparedness, and in the bottom ten in three other categories 

Nobody wants to live in a state with a bad reputation, especially when it comes to safety,  but there’s no doubt that there are some places in this country that are way safer than others. But which ones are they?

Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Safest States in the Country, ranking the 50 states based on 48 key safety factors, in five different categories – personal & residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness.

So, where should you want to live if safety is your biggest concern? Apparently Vermont, which earns a 66.02 out of 100 and lands in the Top Ten in four of the five categories, including number two for personal and residential safety, and three for financial safety.

Top Ten Safest States In The Country

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. Minnesota
  4. Utah
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Connecticut
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Hawaii
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Washington

As for the state that is the least safe, that “honor” goes to Mississippi with a score of 32.90. Mississippi ranks dead last for emergency preparedness, and in the bottom ten in three other categories.

Ten Least Safe States In The Country

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Texas
  5. Florida
  6. Arkansas
  7. Alabama
  8. Missouri
  9. Alaska
  10. South Carolina
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