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Safest States--Hawaii Ranks 8th
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2018’s Safest States in America

From WalletHub, June 5, 2018

With every new headline about a mass shooting, terrorist attack, hate crime or natural disaster, many of us fear for our safety and that of our loved ones. Just in 2017, four hurricanes struck the mainland U.S., killing over 100 people and devastating Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. And Louisiana led the U.S. in the homicide rate, averaging 11.8 per 100,000 people. Each state is safe from some dangers but falls prey to others.

Safety is a basic human need. We require some form of it, such as personal and financial protection, in every part of daily life. But we’re likely to feel more secure in some states than in others.

In order to determine the safest states in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 48 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. Their data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita…

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  • 8 – Overall Rank (1=Safest)
  • 59.42 -- Total Score
  • 12 -- ‘Personal & Residential Safety’ Rank
  • 6 -- ‘Financial Safety’ Rank
  • 39 -- ‘Road Safety’ Rank
  • 19 -- ‘Workplace Safety’ Rank
  • 5 -- ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Rank
  • 1 – Lowest Unemployment Rate
  • 2 – Lowest Share of Uninsured Population
  • 4 -- Highest Percentage of Adults with Rainy Day Funds
  • 4 – Fewest Fatal Occupational Injuries Per Total Workers

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