The 10 Most Dangerous States in America in 2016
From violent crime to natural disasters, how safe are residents of each of the 50 states? A recent report by personal finance site WalletHub considered 25 key metrics across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. To rank states based on their safety, the data considered both home and community safety, such as the number of murders, assaults or forcible rapes per capita to workplace safety to a state's estimated losses from natural disasters. Of course, depending on where you live, the numbers and rankings vary widely. Consider that New Hampshire has the lowest number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters per 100,000 residents, at 0.9, compared with the District of Columbia, which has the highest, at 15.94. Or consider that Massachusetts has the lowest fatal occupational injury rate per 100,000 full-time workers, at 1.7, compared with Wyoming, which has the highest, at 13.1. WalletHub sources include data from: the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Parents for Megan's Law, U.S. Fire Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Centers for Environmental Information, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Verisk Analytics, stopbullying.gov, Kaiser Family Foundation, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, TransUnion and CoreLogic.