Massachusetts: 2nd Safest State in America

Massachusetts: 2nd Safest State in America

WalletHub released its report on 2016’s Safest States in America.

Massachusetts: 2nd Safest State in America

“Safety” of course takes many forms, and in order to help families find the “safest” place to lay down roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. Our data set ranges from “number of assaults per capita” to “unemployment rate” to “estimated losses from climate disasters.”

Safety in Massachusetts (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)

  • 7th – Number of Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
  • 11th – Estimated Property Losses from Climate Disasters per Capita
  • 1st – Fatal Occupational Injury Rate per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
  • 1st – Number of Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
  • 26th – Number of Law-Enforcement Employees per Capita
  • 23rd – Unemployment Rate
  • 3rd – Bullying-Incidents Rate
  • 10th – Number of Sex Offenders per Capita
  • 1st – Share of Population Lacking Health Insurance
  • 6th – Number of Thefts per Capita

 

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