Safest and Most Dangerous States in the U.S. 2018: Annual Ranking Updated
WalletHub has released its 2018 report comparing the 50 states across 48 key safety indicators to determine which are the safest.
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Editor’s note: Click here for the 2019 safest and most dangerous states.
Personal-finance website WalletHub has released the results of its annual “Safest States in America” report.
To rank each state, WalletHub looked at 48 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories: personal & residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness.
Data sets ranged from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.
You can view the full details of the report and its methodology here.
The Safest States in America
Just like last year, data shows that the safest area of the U.S is New England, with every state making the top 10. Overall the same states as last year remained in the top 10.
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
The Most Dangerous States in America
If you want to avoid the least safe states in the country, you will want to stear clear of the south. And Alaska, which made the top 10 least safe states replacing Arkansas from last year. The rest of the states remained the same, albeit in a different order.
- South Carolina
Click here for a slideshow comparing statistics such as assaults per capita and law enforcement numbers between the safest and most dangerous states.
Security integrators, does this data correlate with what your different branches see across your region?
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