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2018’s Safest States in America - WalletHub Study

June is National Safety Month. With the U.S. recently hit hard by tragedies from hurricanes to mass shootings, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018's Safest States in America.

In order to help families find the most secure places to settle down, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 48 key metrics. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.

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

Least Safe States in America
41. South Carolina
42. Alaska
43. Missouri
44. Alabama
45. Arkansas
46. Florida
47. Texas
48. Oklahoma
49. Louisiana
50. Mississippi

Key Stats

>> New Hampshire has the fewest murders and non-negligent manslaughters per 100,000 residents, 1.27, which is 9.3 times fewer than in Louisiana, the most at 11.83.

>> New Hampshire has the fewest thefts per 1,000 residents, 15.45, which is 2.6 times fewer than in New Mexico, the most at 40.69.

>> Louisiana has the most law-enforcement employees per 100,000 residents, 486, which is 2.4 times more than in Kentucky, the fewest at 201.

>> Florida has the lowest share of high school students who were bullied online, 11.58 percent, which is 1.8 times lower than in Idaho, the highest at 21.08 percent.

To view the full report and your state rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/safest-states-to-live-in/4566/

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a phone, Skype or in-studio interview with one of our experts. Full data sets for specific states are also available upon request.

Diana Popa
WalletHub Communications Manager
(202) 684-6386

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