The Top 10 Safest U.S. States (Photo Gallery)

The personal-finance website WalletHub recently unveiled its rankings of the safest U.S. states, based on 26 metrics that include crime, traffic accidents, climate disasters and workplace safety.

Based on its composite score, Massachusetts ranks No. 1 on the list (it ranks fifth in workplace safety).

New Hampshire – which ranks first in workplace safety – holds the No. 2 overall spot, followed by Minnesota, Hawaii and the District of Columbia to round out the top five.

The state with the poorest composite safety score is Nevada.

Based on workplace safety alone, Oklahoma is the most unsafe state, followed by Mississippi and Montana. To determine states' workplace safety scores, WalletHub used four metrics: fatal occupational injuries per total employees; injury and illness rates per 10,000 full-time workers; median days lost because of occupational injuries and illnesses; and employer health insurance coverage rates.

To see a state's overall safety ranking, drag your mouse over the state on the map below.

WalletHub
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish