This Is America's Safest State

Vermont is A-OK, Mississippi not so much
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2017 11:45 AM CDT
5 Safest, Least Safe States
You're not going to find much trouble on Vermont's Lake Willoughby.   (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

Drug problems aside, living in Vermont is your safest bet to stay safe, according to WalletHub. The site reviewed a variety of data falling under the categories of personal, financial, workplace, and road safety, as well as emergency preparedness, to give the states a safety score out of 100, with 100 indicating the level at which you can rest easiest. The safest and least safe states:


  1. Vermont: 65
  2. Maine: 62.5
  3. Massachusetts: 62
  4. Minnesota: 62
  5. New Hampshire: 61.5
Least Safe:
  1. Mississippi: 31
  2. Louisiana: 36
  3. Oklahoma: 38
  4. South Carolina: 39
  5. Missouri: 40
Click for the full list or see the most and least violent states. (More safety stories.)

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