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The 30 safest states in America

The Street Logo By TheStreet Staff of The Street | Slide 1 of 31: Your chances of being assaulted in Alaska are the highest of any of the states. South Carolina has the most vehicle fatalities per 100 million miles of travel. Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas are the least prepared for emergencies. Alaska and Wyoming have the most fatal occupational injuries per total workers. And Louisiana has the highest homicide rate. Last year hurricanes struck the mainland U.S., killing over 100 people and devastating Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. The three deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history occurred in Nevada, Florida and Virginia, and the deadliest terror attacks in recent history were in New York and Oklahoma. So where is it safe to live? No state is perfectly safe, but some deal with safety issues better than others. To determine the safest states in which to live, personal finance site WalletHub compared all 50 states across 48 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to financial loss from climate disasters. The five categories are: Personal & Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety, and Emergency Preparedness. These are the safest states.

The 30 safest states in America

Your chances of being assaulted in Alaska are the highest of any of the states.

South Carolina has the most vehicle fatalities per 100 million miles of travel.

Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas are the least prepared for emergencies.

Alaska and Wyoming have the most fatal occupational injuries per total workers.

And Louisiana has the highest homicide rate.

Last year hurricanes struck the mainland U.S., killing over 100 people and devastating Texas, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

The three deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history occurred in Nevada, Florida and Virginia, and the deadliest terror attacks in recent history were in New York and Oklahoma.

So where is it safe to live?

No state is perfectly safe, but some deal with safety issues better than others. To determine the safest states in which to live, personal finance site WalletHub compared all 50 states across 48 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to financial loss from climate disasters.

The five categories are: Personal & Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety, and Emergency Preparedness. 

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These are the safest states.

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