With June being National Safety Month and summer being the prime season for family relocation, the WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis on 2015's Safest States to Live In. To help prospective movers find a safe location in which to lay down roots, WalletHub analyzed the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 20 key metrics. Some of the metrics in our data set include the number of assaults per 100,000 residents, the number of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 employees and the percentage of the population lacking health insurance coverage.

Safest States to Live In

1. Massachusetts
2. Vermont
3. Minnesota
4. New Hampshire
5. Hawaii
6. Utah
7. Connecticut
8. Rhode Island
9. Virginia
10. Maine

Least Safe States to Live In

1. Kentucky
2. Arkansas
3. Arizona
4. Louisiana
5. Nevada
6. New Mexico
7. Tennessee
8. Oklahoma
9. South Carolina
10. Mississippi

Key Statistics

  • The number of murders and non-negligent man-slaughters per 100,000 residents is 12 times higher in the District of Columbia than in Iowa.
  • The number of thefts per 100,000 residents is three times higher in the District of Columbia than in Idaho.
  • The number of law enforcement employees per 100,000 residents is 33 times higher in the District of Columbia than in New Mexico.
  • The pedestrian and bicyclist fatality rate per 100,000 residents is 12 times higher in Florida than in North Dakota.
  • The percentage of high school students who were bullied online is three times higher in Maine than in the District of Columbia.
  • North Dakota has 9 times more fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 employees than Connecticut.
  • In Nevada, Mississippi or the District of Columbia, the unemployment rate is three times higher than in North Dakota.