Massachusetts ranked in top ten safest states in America

by Lauren Clohessy

Safety is a top priority for Americans and most people want to feel safe where they live. WalletHub released a new report that ranked the safest states around America for 2018.

Of all the sates, Massachusetts was named the ninth safest state with a total score of 59.21.

The report took 48 factors into consideration to compile the rankings, including: climate change, law enforcement and first responder employees, unemployment rates and crime rates. WalletHub compiled the factors into five groups used to determine the overall rankings:

  1. Personal and Residential Safety
  2. Financial Safety
  3. Road Safety
  4. Workplace Safety
  5. Emergency Preparedness

Massachusetts ranked eighth in personal and residential safety, ninth in financial safety, seventh in road safety, and tenth in emergency preparedness. 

In addition, Massachusetts also ranked first for fewest fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel and first in lowest share of uninsured population.

See the top 10 states below.

Overall Rank State Total Score Personal & Residential Safety Rank Financial Safety Rank Road Safety Rank Workplace Safety Rank Emergency Preparedness Safety Rank
1 Vermont 66.02 2 3 9 17 9
2 Maine 65.41 4 8 14 11 3
3 Minnesota 61.86 11 7 1 2 22
4 Utah 61.39 21 10 6 4 2
5 New Hampshire 61.37 7 4 20 38 6
6 Connecticut 61.3 1 22 27 22 17
7 Rhode Island 61.12 5 21 3 24 11
8 Hawaii 59.42 12 6 39 19 5
9 Massachusetts 59.21 8 9 7 31 10
10 Washington 58.52 32 12 4 3 7

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