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How Safe is Connecticut to Live in?

Nobody wants to live in a state with a bad reputation, especially when it comes to safety, but there’s no doubt some places in this country are way safer than others. But which ones are they?

  • Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Safest States in the Country, ranking the 50 states based on 53 key safety factors.
  • Those factors land in five different categories
    • Personal & residential safety
    • Financial safety
    • Road safety
    • Workplace safety
    • Emergency preparedness
  • Topping the list as the safest state in the country is Vermont, which scored a 68.79 out of 100, and lands in the Top 10 in four out of five categories, including first for workplace safety and second for personal & residential safety.
  • Connecticut, seventh overall, is number one for personal and residential safety, while Massachusetts, sixth overall, is tops for road safety and Maine, second overall, is tops for emergency preparedness.
  • New Hampshire, third overall, is number one for financial safety. 

Top Ten Safest States In The Country

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Hawaii
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Connecticut
  8. Minnesota
  9. Washington
  10. Rhode Island
  • As for the state that is the least safe, that “honor” goes to Louisiana with a score of 31.64.
  • Louisiana ranks in the bottom ten for personal & residential, financial, workplace and emergency preparedness safety.

Ten Least Safe States In The Country

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi
  3. Arkansas
  4. Texas
  5. Alabama
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Florida
  8. Missouri
  9. South Carolina
  10. Tennessee 

Click here to find out where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub

photo: Getty

Connecticut, Welcome road sign

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