Massachusetts named one of the safest states in America

by Liz Hughes

For the second year in a row, Massachusetts has been named one of the top 10 safest states in the U.S., according to WalletHub’s 2023 Safest States in America list. 

WalletHub compared all 50 states across five metrics covering key safety indicators, including personal and residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness. States were also compared across 52 key safety indicators. 

This year Massachusetts moved up a notch, ranking fifth on the list. It also ranked No. 2 for road safety, fifth for personal and residential safety, 10th for financial safety, 10th for emergency preparedness and 24th for workplace safety. 

Three New England states topped the list. Vermont took the top sport, followed by Maine and New Hampshire in the top three. Utah ranked fourth, just ahead of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts also had the fewest fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel in the nation and had the fifth lowest bullying incidence rate. 

The Bay State also had the lowest share of uninsured residents and the third-highest percentage of adults with rainy-day funds. 

The Bay State also ranked No. 1 for its share of uninsured population, it was the fourth safest state for the number of sex offenders per capita, and the sixth safest for both loss amounts from climate disasters per capita and also in murders and non-negligent manslaughters per capita.

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