With every new headline, we can’t help but worry about our safety and of those we love. Safety, after all, is a fundamental human need. And we all require it to some degree in every setting of daily life: at home, in our classrooms, on our roads, in our places of work.
Every state provides a different level of safety in each of these areas. Thus, when choosing a new place to lay down roots, we must carefully consider the types of security we most highly prioritize — and insulate our finances against life’s hazards in order to minimize their potential damage.
To help ease the relocation process, especially during this season of peak moving, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 25 key “safety” metrics. Data set ranges from “number of assaults per capita” to “unemployment rate” to “estimated losses from climate disasters.”
In order to identify the safest states in which to live, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key dimensions:1) Home & Community Safety, 2) Financial Safety, 3) Road Safety, 4) Workplace Safety, and 5) Safety from Natural Disasters.