Minnesota Among Safest States in the USA
June is National Safety Month. 3 in 10 parents worry about their children’s safety at school and 1 in 6 Americans say terrorism is the most important U.S. problem. The number-crunchers at WalletHub have released their 2016 report of the Safest States in America -- and relatively speaking, the Northstar State is looking good.
'Safety' of course is a broad term, and means different things to different people. In order to help families find the 'safest' place to lay down roots, WalletHub’s bean counters compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. Here's how it shakes out.
The Ten Safest States in America:
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Minnesota ranks 3rd in car accident safety, 4th in safety from murders, 5th in health insurance, 6th in at-work deaths, 7th in safety from assaults, and 13th in drug abuse -- just some of the categories Wallet Hub took a look at.
The bottom five states for safety were: Tennessee (46),New Mexico (47), Alaska (48), Oklahoma (49), and Mississippi (50).
Weird to see Mississippi at the bottom of one of these lists. (???) Not.