WalletHub’s been busy doing research lately. It released its latest study on the most and least safe states in the country.

WalletHub focused on five categories for this study: 

  • Personal and residential safety – the number of violent crimes, bullying, suicide, overdose rate/capita
  • Financial safety – unemployment rates, foreclosure rates and bankruptcy rates
  • Road safety – traffic fatality rates, road quality and share of uninsured drivers
  • Workplace safety – number of occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Climate related disasters and losses

WalletHub’s Most Safe States

  1. Minnesota
    1. Low rate of auto fatalities
    2. Low share of uninsured drivers
  2. Vermont
    1. Low unemployment rate
    2. Low rate of assaults/capita
  3. Maine
    1. Fewest assaults/capita
    2. Excellent emergency preparedness and services
  4. Utah
    1. Low losses due to climate disasters
    2. Safe roads
  5. Connecticut
    1. High levels of personal and residential safety
    2. Few fatal work injuries
  6. New Hampshire
    1. Low rate of fatal work injuries
    2. Low rate of auto fatalities
  7. Iowa
    1. Low unemployment rate
    2. High financial security rate
  8. Hawaii
    1. Lowest unemployment rate
    2. High rainy-day savings rate
  9. Massachusetts
    1. Fewest auto fatalities/capita
    2. Low bullying rate
  10. Wyoming
    1. High rate of personal and residential safety
    2. Good road safety

WalletHub’s Least Safe States

  1. South Dakota
    1. Most fatal work injuries
    2. High climate disaster losses
  2. Montana
    1. High climate disaster losses
    2. Low workplace safety
  3. Missouri
    1. Low rainy-day savings rate
    2. Low road safety
  4. Oklahoma
    1. High share of uninsured drivers
    2. Low workplace safety
  5. Alabama
    1. Poor road safety
    2. Low level of emergency preparedness
  6. Texas
    1. High share of uninsured drivers
    2. Poor road safety
  7. Arkansas
    1. High assault rate/capita
    2. Low residential safety rate
  8. Florida
    1. High share of uninsured drivers
    2. Poor road safety
  9. Louisiana
    1. Highest rate of assaults/capita
    2. High bullying rate
  10. Mississippi
    1. Poor road safety
    2. High rate of climate disaster losses