Minnesota among safest states, study says

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Relatively wreck-free roads helped propel Minnesota to the top of the list.
Minnesota is behind only Massachusetts and New Hampshire on WalletHub's list of the safest states to live in.

The study accounts for workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety, and financial security, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in all but one of those categories.

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Here's an interactive map summarizing WalletHub's findings, with green correlating with safety and red the opposite:


And here's a detailed breakdown of the list's top 20 safest states (including D.C.):


Specifically, Minnesota got high marks for having the third fewest auto fatalities per miles traveled of any state and the fifth highest number of law enforcement workers per capita.

And here's the bottom of WalletHub's list, which is laden with southern states:


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Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

From their source: "The five categories under which the metrics are listed were used for organizational purposes only and did not factor in to our overall rankings." Then your overall rankings are meaningless!

Devon Majerus
Devon Majerus

How was this list calculated? Hawaii is somehow 4th, but they have higher numbers (both added together and averaged out) than many others below them in the fields we are shown.

Chris Peden
Chris Peden

This study shows clearly rednecks are the worst drivers.


Those audio fatalities are both horrible and tragic.  I've seen the aftermath of a poorly dropped bass first hand.  Ears...  ears everywhere man.

atrupar moderator

@_Joe_ This would be Comment of the Day if it wasn't bringing light to our typo :) Thanks for pointing that out though!

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